Elizabeth Warren officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

Elizabeth Warren officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is expected to officially announce her bid for the presidency on Saturday in a city rife with significant symbols for her candidacy, while carrying political weight that is all too real. On Saturday, she officially threw her hat into the ring during a a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Warren introduced her campaign by telling the story of Lawrence, where laborers - many of whom were immigrants - toiled under awful working conditions.

She told the crowd of President Donald Trump: "The man in the White House is not the cause of what's broken, he's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America".

Arguing that the struggles mill workers faced 100 years ago are similar to those million of American families face today, Warren said she - like the women of Lawrence - is here to say "enough is enough" and take her fight for USA middle class workers to the White House.

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else".

"We are here to take on a fight that will shape our lives, our children's lives and our grandchildren's lives, just as surely as the fight that began in these streets more than a century ago". Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

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Warren's nascent campaign has been plagued with controversy over a DNA test she took in the fall to show that she has some Native American heritage. She'll spend Sunday in Iowa, where the nation's leadoff caucuses will be the first test of the Democratic field's mettle.

Warren is counting on performing well in next year's primary in New Hampshire, where Democrats have tended to favor candidates from nearby states in open primary years. According to multiple sources familiar with the plans, Kennedy will discuss why he believes Warren's record on economic issues should set her apart from the rest of the ballooning 2020 presidential field.

Warren faced renewed criticism this week over her controversial Native American heritage claims after the Washington Post reported that she listed her race as "American Indian" on a Texas State Bar registration card in 1986. "I'm not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a super PAC on my behalf".

As supporters cheered and clapped, she also said on Saturday, "I'm opting out ..." Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about", in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity. However, New York Sen.

Some Democrats encouraged Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the party's presidential nomination in 2016, but she demurred. She meant to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her campaign last month, while Sen.

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