In the fight for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a certain Massachusetts Democrat may play an outsize rule, even without making an endorsement. So says the National Journal‘s Alex Brown.
Progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren goes way back with Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is currently figuring out whether he will run for the Senate seat, while Rep. Donna Edwards, who is officially running, has already snatched up endorsements from groups that back Warren.
So, if Cummings decides to run, don’t be surprised if he talks up the legislation and initiatives he has worked on with Warren, while Edwards cites her political similarities.
As for Warren herself, “a former hill staffer” told the National Journal that it’s possible that Warren will endorse Cummings, and, even if she doesn’t, she will definitely “be very overt in her compliments.”