Mark Ruffalo begs Elizabeth Warren to run for president

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Mark Ruffalo Begs Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

While many Democrats are championing Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Hulk really wants to see another woman run for president.

On the debut episode of "The HuffPost Show," actor Mark Ruffalo -- best known these days for playing the Hulk in the Avengers films -- made a passionate plea for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to take a shot at the White House.

"I would like to ask you, on behalf of many, many, many, many, many Americans, to reconsider running for president of the United States," Ruffalo said in a pre-taped message to Warren, who was a guest on the show. "There's not many people, politically speaking, that are willing to take on the battles that you are specifically, whether it's the debt, student debt to the insidious and predatory practices of the banks."

"On behalf of future generations of the United States would you please, please not say no to running, at least being in a primary?" he begged.

Unfortunately for Ruffalo, Warren once again declined the opportunity, reiterating that for now she plans to fight for the policies she believes in from her Senate seat. She mentioned a handful of her top priorities, including refinancing student debt for young Americans and raising the minimum wage.

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Mark Ruffalo begs Elizabeth Warren to run for president

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared she's a candidate for 2016 in April, launching her second attempt to become the first female president of the United States. 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is technically an Independent, but the Vermonter caucuses with Democrats in the Senate. He has flirted with a 2016 run, but may be seen as too extreme for some, as he openly calls himself a socialist. He became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee when the new GOP-controlled Congress began.

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Lincoln Chafee told CNN in April that he was running. His spokeswoman quickly countered he's not officially in the race, but noted that he has formed an exploratory committee. The former Rhode Island governor was a Republican before becoming an Independent and then a Democrat. 

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said he will announce whether or not he plans to run in Baltimore in late May. 

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has significant defense experience, and was the first Democrat to form an exploratory committee.

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