Viral photo shows Warren sitting behind Sanders on flight to Miami

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) may be ahead of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) in some 2020 presidential polls, but she was seen sitting behind him on a Thursday flight.

The two White House contenders were seen sitting a row apart in a photo tweeted by The Hill’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons.

The flight was heading to Miami, where the first round of Democratic debates are being held next week.


Social media users shared the image, many joking about the candidates’ placement and the expressions on the faces of their fellow passengers. 

Warren narrowly edged Sanders by 1 point in a new Economist/YouGov poll released on Thursday, although both trailed front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE.


Sanders appeared to knock his Senate colleague in a tweet Wednesday referencing corporate Democrats supporting “anybody but Bernie,” but he denied it was a shot at his fellow progressive.

“That tweet was not about Elizabeth Warren at all. Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine, and we’re going to run what I hope are issue-oriented campaigns,” Sanders told CNN’s Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoTed Cruz mocks CNN over naked Chris Cuomo in wife’s yoga video Minneapolis mayor: No change in position on calls to defund police after being booed Trump says he believes Scarborough ‘got away with murder’ MORE on “Cuomo Primetime.”

“This was, though, a very strong statement about a group called Third Way, and you know that Third Way is the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party,” he continued. 

Sanders’s remarks come hours after he referenced a Politico article about how Democrats are running to Warren’s campaign in a bid to block him from getting the nomination. 

The two candidates will appear on the debate stage on different nights next week, avoiding a face-off for the time being. 

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