Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pledged to finish her term, squashing speculation that she was mulling a possible bid for the White House in 2016.
"I am not running for president," she said during an appearance with Boston Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh Wednesday. "I am working as hard as I can to be the best possible senator that I can be and to fight for the things that I promised during my campaign to fight for."
Asked how she felt about the speculation, Warren said the talk was good if it helped advance her populist agenda, the Boston Globe reported.
Warren's announcement Wednesday ended speculation that she would mount a challenge to Hillary Clinton – who also hasn't announced her plans – in the Democratic presidential primary.
Warren's term ends in 2018.
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Original headline: Elizabeth Warren ends WH rumors, says she'll finish her Senate term
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