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Elizabeth Warren on 2016: 'I'm not going to run' — and Hillary Clinton deserves 'a chance to decide'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a populist figure among the Democratic faithful after taking on Wall Street and the banking industry, reaffirmed to Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Tuesday that she has no plans to run for president in 2016.

"No. I’m not running and I’m not going to run," she said. "I’m in Washington. I’ve got this really great job and a chance to try and make a difference on things that really matter."

Warren said her political interests remain firmly on issues she can help make an impact from her Senate perch — like lowering interest rates on student loans, raising the minimum wage, and bolstering Social Security.

"There's a lot to fight over right this minute," she said.

According to Warren, Hillary Clinton should be given space to lay out her political intentions, along with her vision for a White House under her administration.

“I think we need to give her a chance to decide if she’s going to run and to lay out what she wants to run on,” the Massachusetts senator said when asked whether the Clinton would be the right Democratic candidate to fight for the middle class. “I think that’s her opportunity to do that.”

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