Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Representative Joe Kennedy and Senator Elizabeth Warren

Representative Joe Kennedy and Senator Elizabeth Warren

We all pretty much knew this was coming... but on Saturday morning, just a couple hours ago back east in Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren made it official (video, above): she IS running for President in 2020!

"Our fight is for big, structural change", said the MA senator, who throughout her speech invoked popular policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, a wealth tax, and ambitious criminal justice reform.

It's a high-profile endorsement for Warren at a time when the vast majority of big name Democrats are hanging back and waiting to see how the ever-expanding field shakes out.

Since then, Trump has been labeling Warren "Pocahontas" for allegedly faking her Native American heritage.

She aimed for a broader institutional shift, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values".

The Massachusetts lawmaker officially kicked off her campaign during a rally in Lawrence Saturday.

Warren is set to visit New Hampshire Saturday as she begins the first leg of a six state campaign tour. She meant to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Following the formation of a presidential exploratory committee on December 31, Warren had a successful first month on the campaign trail, making well-received trips to Iowa and New Hampshire with her message of taking on a corrupt political and economic system.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), speaks during a New Hampshire organizing event for her 2020 presidential exploratory committee at Manchester Community College on January 12 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Kirsten Gillibrand announced almost three weeks later that she was also launching an exploratory committee to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Warren will be the third senator to officially launch her campaign, after Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Sen. "I was a Republican because I thought that those were the people who best supported markets", she said.

Since being elected to the Senate in 2012, Warren has stood on the most progressive end of the Democratic Party, advocating higher taxes on the wealthy and consumer protections. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting SC. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen.

Warren has often spoken of how her parents eloped after her father's family disapproved of his future wife's Native American lineage, but Warren for years could never produce documentation to bolster her claims.

Ms Warren has always been a star in the progressive left, however, and she has already built a formidable nationwide campaign.

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy.

However, experts speculated that Warren's choice to make her announcement in a small, working class town might have been an intentional maneuver. Many have expected the senator to announce her bid as other contenders come forward, though she has been coy about it. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset she didn't support him during his 2016 primary challenge against Hillary Clinton.

But even as Warren sharpens her policy positions and political message, the specter of additional, previously undisclosed examples of Warren labeling herself Native American on professional forms looms in the background.

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