Elizabeth Warren super PAC hits the road in Iowa

"There’s going to be a lot of enthusiasm for Warren in Iowa," promises Super PAC founder Erica Sagrans.
By Matt Bradwell  |  Aug. 6, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Ready for Warren, a super PAC hoping to convince Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, is forming a finance committee and hitting the road to in search of donors.

Representatives from Ready for Warren will be in Des Moines on Thursday, hoping to generate buzz, enlist volunteers and fund raise.

The super PAC, which formally launched in July after pushing its message on Facebook and Twitter for several months, describes itself as "a movement of individuals working together who believe that folks like us should have a greater say in the direction of our country."

"Warren is the backbone that the Democratic Party too often forgets it needs. Warren has inspired a movement -- yet to jump into the race for president, we need to show Warren that she's got support all across the country, from Oklahoma to Massachusetts, from Florida to Nevada."

Founder Erica Sagrans told MSNBC the Iowa event is intended to show the group is serious and create enthusiasm for a potential Warren presidential bid.

"We're showing people we're for real and building an organization in the early states," Sagrans said.

"There's going to be a lot [of] enthusiasm for Warren in Iowa."

Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly said she is not running for president in 2016, telling Politico she "does not support this effort" when the super PAC launched. Ready for Warren supporters, however, are quick to point out then-Senator Barack Obama said the same thing in 2006.

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