Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have lots of fans in the Democratic Party’s base, but Hillary Clinton’s donors on Wall Street do not want the presumptive Democratic nominee to choose Warren as her running mate.
According to Politico, “dozens” of Democrats who work in the banking sector are warning the former secretary of state that selecting Warren, who has relentlessly attacked the sector, would cause an exodus of Democratic donors who work on Wall Street.
“If Clinton picked Warren, her whole base on Wall Street would leave her,” said one Democratic donor who helped raise millions for Clinton told Politico.
The donor added, “They would literally just say, ‘We have no qualms with you moving left, we understand all the things you’ve had to do because of Bernie Sanders, but if you are going there with Warren, we just can’t trust you, you’ve killed it.'”
Some donors, though, doubt that Clinton would choose Warren. One hedge fund manager said, “First of all, they don’t particularly like each other.”
“The absolute predicate for a vice presidential nominee is they have to understand they are number two both during the campaign and once you take office, and I just don’t think Elizabeth Warren is that type of person,” the person said.