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Boston Globe Urges Elizabeth Warren to Run Against Hillary Clinton

The newspaper argues that Warren could "enrich the political process" by jumping into the presidential race.
Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration adviser on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, smiles before testifying at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration adviser on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, smiles before testifying at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Saying that Democrats need a "vigorous debate" on issues like income inequality, international trade agreements, and financial reform, the Boston Globe editorial board declared that liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren should run against Hillary Clinton for the party's 2016 nomination.

"Democrats would be making a big mistake if they let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition, and, as a national leader, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren can make sure that doesn’t happen," the newspaper, which also endorsed then Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 bid against Clinton, wrote Sunday. "If [Warren] puts her causes and goals front and center, as Democrats gather their forces for the crucial 2016 campaign, Warren could enrich the political process for years to come."