Popular Sen. Elizabeth Warren, still being urged to run for president, is calling Republican White House hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz and front-runner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "scary," two potential presidents that could undo a decade of Democratic policies.

"Just the thought of a possible President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker is scary," she warned in an email to supporters.

Elizabeth Warren is warning of what a new Republican president and GOP Congress will do. AP Photo

"But here's something even scarier: A President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker with a Republican-controlled Senate – confirming extremist judges, repealing health care and financial reform, and rigging the system even further for the rich and the powerful," she added in a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Some polls show the Democrats falling short of expectations of taking control of the Senate in 2016, and Warren is one of the party's stars in the chamber.

Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are the targets of Warren's warning. AP Photos

Her warning focused on the possibility of a GOP president and Congress making major changes after the election, much the way President Obama and congressional Democrats used their control of Washington to push through Obamacare and several stimulus programs.

She also conceded that "2014 was a bad year for Democrats" when they lost control of the Senate. She blamed a lack of fundraising and apparently weak campaigns, noting that the winners worked overtime to gain their victory.

Her email:


Just the thought of a possible President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker is scary.

But here's something even scarier: A President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker with a Republican-controlled Senate – confirming extremist judges, repealing health care and financial reform, and rigging the system even further for the rich and the powerful.

That's why I'm committed to working with the DSCC to take back the Senate in 2016.

But this effort will take more than just me. It will take you, too. So please, will you pitch in $3 before the deadline in 9 hours?

There's no way to sugarcoat this: 2014 was a bad year for Democrats. We just couldn't compete with the obscene amounts of money that Karl Rove and the Koch brothers spent to smear our vulnerable Democrats on the airwaves at the last minute.

But despite the final tally, there was some hope, too. Some of our toughest Democratic fighters won their 2014 races, and won them big: Al Franken, Jeff Merkley, and Jeanne Shaheen.

How did they do it? They got out there early and talked about what we believe in. And they had early support from people like you to build the grassroots campaigns they needed to win.

The Republican Super PACs are probably feeling unstoppable right now. They think they've figured it all out and can repeat 2014 all over again. But we know the secret of how to stop them: We do it together.

I know from my own Senate campaign that if we all stand up and fight, we can defeat even the most powerful special interests. Will you pitch in $3 today to join me and help Democrats take back the Senate?

Thank you,

Elizabeth Warren

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.