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 Saturdayto be one of eight Illinoisans awarded the “Order of Lincoln Medallion” by Gov. Pat Quinn at the Field Museum.