Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren may actually be running for the presidency in 2020 as some people claim a small change on her social media account is the clearest sign yet.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Warren’s social media team changed her Twitter handle from “elizabethforma” to a more geographically-neutral “ewarren.”
The slight, subtle change could indicate Warren’s interest to appeal to a larger base of Democrats, not just those in her home state of Massachusetts.
“A Twitter bot that tracks lawmakers’ changes to their Twitter accounts, Changes of Congress, first noticed that the liberal senator’s campaign account handle had been tweaked to drop a reference to her home state of Massachusetts,” the Washington Examiner reports.
Shortly after the change, Warren’s social media team reverted back to the lengthier, original handle.
The decision could have been made prematurely or without final approval, hence its quick correction. But, moments later, the handle switched again—for the third time in one evening—to “ewarren.”
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Warren has previously said she would make a decision to run after consulting with her family over the Christmas-New Year holiday season.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Warren is undoubtedly looking to jump out ahead of a long list of potential presidential candidates on the Democrat side.
Warren has so far only said she is thinking about running for the 2020 Democratic nomination. She told a Massachusetts crowd in September, “After Nov. 6, I will take a hard look at running for president.”
That was a reference to the 2018 midterm elections. Since then, she has been relatively mum on her plans. She did fuel speculation in mid-October with a controversial DNA test to address questions about her past claims that she has Native American ancestry. There has been reporting on how she is ramping up a political machine for a run, including shopping for campaign headquarters space in Boston.
A large stable of Democrats are expected to compete for the nomination, including a number of current and former senators, governors, and mayors.
A CNN poll from earlier this month showed former Vice President Joe Biden leading the Democratic list with 30 percent of the vote. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came in second place on the poll, though only garnering 14 percent of the vote.
Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who lost his recent senatorial election effort to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, came in third on the poll with only 9 percent of the vote.
After New Jersey Senator Cory Booker garnered 5 percent of the vote, former Secretary of State John Kerry and California Senator Kamala Harris each scored 4 percent.
Then—in a three-way tie for 7th place on the poll—Warren got 3 percent support. She has been in a bit of a freefall on the poll, losing 5 percentage points from the 8 percent she held in October to the 3 percent she has now.
Just two months ago, she scored above O’Rourke, Booker, Kerry, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (Bloomberg and Klobuchar each received 3 percent on the current CNN poll, tying Warren).Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.