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Not official yet, but it's pretty much a given.

Though her support had eroded by Super Tuesday, in her final weeks as a candidate she effectively drove the centrist billionaire, former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, out of the race with debate performances that flashed her evident skills and political potential.

She entered the race railing against the corrosive power of big money, and one long-term consequence of her campaign is that Ms. Warren demonstrated that someone other than Senator Bernie Sanders, and his intensely loyal small-dollar donors, could fund a credible presidential campaign without holding fund-raisers.

Her potential endorsement is highly sought after in the race and both Mr. Sanders and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. have spoken with Ms. Warren since Super Tuesday, when the end of her campaign appeared imminent.

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jeannie 122 days ago

I agree that Warren staying in the Senate has a more important purpose than her being chosen as VP since control of the Senate is our second priority after getting rid of Trump. I think that Biden has other choices- but many of the likely women candidates are also in the Senate - Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, for example.

djfrodo 122 days ago

Obviously everything is in flux, but here's what I think matters most.

There's been a lot of talk about Warren being a VP candidate.

Charlie Baker is the governor of Massachusetts - he's a Republican.

From Appointed Senators (1913-Present)

The Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution (1913) established direct election of senators, as well as a means of filling vacant Senate seats. If a vacancy occurs due to a senator's death, resignation, or expulsion, the Seventeenth Amendment allows state legislatures to empower the governor to appoint a replacement to complete the term or to hold office until a special election can take place. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Some states require a special election to fill a vacancy. A few states require the governor to appoint a replacement of the same political party as the previous incumbent. The date when a senator appointed to fill a vacancy is succeeded by a senator elected to fill the remainder of the term depends on a number of factors.

So, all of the talk of Warren being a VP for Biden or Bernie are kind of moot. If she takes on the VP elect roll and wins Baker could take forever (over 100 days) to appoint a new senator, or for Massachusetts to have a special election - either way the first 100 days are the most important for a new President to get anything done, and in that scenario the dems will be down 1 senate vote.

So, the dems would be weaker with Warren not being in the Senate.

Basically, she needs to stay right where she is.