U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Wednesday that she will not run for president in 2016.
"I'm not running for president, and I plan to serve out my term," she said at a press conference in Boston.
The senator’s office confirmed her statements with NBC’s First Read.
Democrats have highlighted Warren as a viable and more-liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
The former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau won her election for Massachusetts’ senator in 2012. She said she will continue serving in her role as senator through 2018.
“I pledge to serve out my term,” Warren said.
First published December 4 2013, 12:17 PM