Warren Looks To Failed Dem Presidential Candidate For Guidance

Elizabeth Warren is trying to find an edge. She is trailing behind Sanders at third in the polls and Biden is far ahead of both of them. So Warren is thinking she needs to get some powerful Dem connections. So she has turned to none other than Hillary Clinton for help.

Elizabeth Warren’s team doesn’t want to talk about Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean the 2020 presidential candidate isn’t talking with her party’s 2016 nominee.

The two women have kept a line of communication open since the Massachusetts senator decided to run for president — though only a conversation around the time of Warren’s launch has been previously reported — according to several people familiar with their discussions who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of private interactions.

It’s hard to know exactly how many times they’ve reached out to each other — or precisely what they’ve discussed — in part because neither camp wants to reveal much of anything about their interaction and in part because they have each other’s phone numbers, and there are many ways for two high-powered politicians to communicate that don’t involve their staffs.

One source was aware of just one additional call between Warren and Clinton since then. But a person who is close to Clinton said the contact has been substantial enough to merit attention, describing a conversation between the two as seemingly recent because it was “front of mind” for her.

“That has clearly not gone unnoticed, and I think she really appreciates that,” the person close to Clinton said.”

As she seeks to blend her movement-based progressive campaign with a Democratic establishment long wary of her populist brand of politics, Warren has been maintaining and creating relationships with a wide array of Democratic establishment figures. And if the race for nomination goes long — as many Democrats now predict — Clinton could become pivotal as an ally, an adversary or a neutral observer.

More immediately, Warren would no doubt like to win over support from Clinton voters, particularly women — and women of color — as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of a field that trails the top-tier triumvirate.”

It could actually hurt Warren’s campaign substantially if it got out that she was turning to Clinton for help. Clinton is not loved by all of the Left, as many feel she is not progressive enough, and many of Warren’s supporters are former Sanders’ supporters. But even if she somehow found her way through the primary against Biden and Sanders, she would still have to face Trump and Fauxcahontus stands no chance against him.

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