Surprise! Looks Like Elizabeth Warren Is Running for President!

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has launched an exploratory committee in a first step towards a 2020 presidential campaign.

Warren, who handily won a second six-year Senate term in November, said she wants to defend the Affordable Care Act from Republican attacks and "find a system of Medicare available to all that will increase the quality of care while it decreases the cost of all of us".

"America's middle class is under attack", said a video message from Warren, who has represented MA in the Senate since 2013. "That's what I'm fighting for and that's why today I'm launching an exploratory committee for president".

Yesterday, I opined that if Elizabeth Warren runs for president, she will face a steep uphill climb.

The Boston Globe reports that Warren announced she is "exploring" a run for the presidency in 2020. She's the most prominent Democrat yet to make such a move.

Tweeted Trump: 'Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed.

A Warren candidacy will expect opposition from Wall Street; in the US Senate, she has been a strong voice on financial issues and a self-described defender of the ordinary American against powerful interests. Her video notes the economic challenges facing people of colour along with images of a women's march and Warren's participation at an LGBT event.

Warren will bring to the table "much of what "Red State America" dislikes, said Dent. The formation of the committee allows Warren to begin fundraising and hire campaign staffers before her official announcement.

A number of Democrats are expected to announce presidential campaigns in the next few months, including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Her decision in October to respond to Trump and other critics by releasing the results of a DNA test aimed at proving her ancestry fell flat with many Democrats and overshadowed her midterm message. "That's one of the many causes of our current reality". Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who is eyeing another presidential run harnessing the same populist rhetoric.

The move was meant to rebut Trump's taunts of Warren as "Pocahontas". The Cherokee Nation's secretary of state called it "inappropriate and wrong" and said it made "a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonouring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven".

At the time, Mrs Warren told MSNBC: "This was supposed to be an event to honour heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country, who, due to their incredible work, saved the lives of countless Americans and our allies".

We still have more than a year to go before the first Iowa caucus, and the Democratic primary race is sure to be an incredibly crowded one.

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