Warren’s leftward tilt poses ballot box risks for Democrats

Senator has pushed progressive issues up party’s agenda, but voter sentiment is unclear
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivers remarks during the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference at the Washington Hilton April 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by a varied coalition including lightweight metals producer Alcoa, the United Steelworks union, the Sierra Club and various other labor, industry and telecommunications leaders, the conference promotes the use of efficient and renewable energy and cooperation in updating the country's energy infrastructure. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Warren

With candidates poised to spend billions of dollars to win over voters ahead of next year’s US presidential election, the politician making the biggest mark so far is one who has no intention of being on the ballot.*