The gentlelady is on a whistlestop tour through Kentucky, West Virginia, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington state, where she “produces enormous, almost celebrity-like, enthusiasm from supporters,” Buzzfeed reports:
Warren’s ability to fundraise for fellow Democrats could help her own future aspirations, whatever they may be. Though she has emphatically denied she has any plans to run for president, it certainly doesn’t hurt to give generously to colleagues now.
“She’s in the process of building a power base within the Senate,” Manley said. “For someone in year two and a half, she’s raised an impressive amount of money. This helps build up chips for whatever she has in mind further down the line.”
The crowd on Sunday was excited for Grimes, but there were many clad in T-shirts that declared: “I’m from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.” As the rally ended and Katy Perry’s “Roar” blared, it was Warren who was mobbed from fans for photos.
“Would I have 100% been here if Warren wasn’t coming? No,” said Gary Turner, who said he hoped Warren might run for president someday. “She’s like what Obama was, she’s just got something about her. I am all for Alison and I hope she wins but I wanted the chance to see Warren.”
“She’s like what Obama was,” the man says. Yikes.