WASHINGTON — Two of the most popular Democrats–both mentioned as possible 2016 candidates and being pitted as potential rivals–Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. hit Chicago on Saturday for separate events.
Warren is on a book tour for her memoir, “Fighting Chance,” and the tour itself has sparked talk of a possible White House bid and contrasts with Clinton: The populist Warren and the centrist Clinton are among the narratives.
In Chicago, a book party is being hosted Saturday at 12:30 by a group of Democratic donors and fundraisers, partners in the personal injury law firm Powers Rogers & Smith–Larry Rogers, Joe Power, Todd Smith and Tom Siracusa. Trial lawyers are major Democratic contributors and the book event is a way of introducing Warren to a crowd with potential deep pockets.
Clinton is in Chicago on Saturday to be one of eight Illinoisans awarded the “Order of Lincoln Medallion” by Gov. Pat Quinn at the Field Museum.