Elizabeth Warren Launches Exploratory Bid For President In 2020

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

Mrs Warren, 69, released a video on Monday saying she was establishing a presidential campaign exploratory committee - typically the first step in a U.S. presidential candidate's bid.

Warren did not say what she thought Democrats stood for at the time, but she now hopes to define the party in 2020.

Her campaign is beginning just about six years after she first won public office, when she became the first woman to ever be elected to the Senate from MA.

Whether you read Truthout often or just share our repulsion with Trump and want to see him held accountable, we urgently need your support. And Warren's gender identity as a woman won't rack up enough intersectionality points against Kamala Harris, the half-black, half-Indian female senator from California.

Additionally, Warren will have to contend with the formidable fundraising operation of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is widely expected to run again.

In her first campaign blunder before even announcing her exploratory committee, Warren's rollout of the DNA test results was met with mockery and backlash.

Comedian and podcaster Rhea Butcher also tweeted to her 90,000-plus followers that those who said they'd vote for Warren in 2016 better come through in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

Warren, an architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up after the 2008 financial crisis, has been a strong voice in the US Senate on financial issues. But she is also a polarizing figure who may struggle to craft her own narrative; in part because she's become a foe for conservatives, who portray her as a liberal elitist by pointing to her background as a Harvard law professor.

Since her re-election to the Senate in November, Warren has made hundreds of calls to political grassroots leaders in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, the source said.

Warren's entrance into the contest to try and challenge President Trump in 2020 is a development he's likely to relish.

Warren grew up in the Central Plains state of Oklahoma, in a family she said lived "on the ragged edge of the middle class".

Her decision to more formally begin the process comes less than a month after the editorial board for her hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe, ruffled progressive feathers by suggesting she consider abandoning a potential run. Phony! ... Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public.

To return to the example of Mr. Jones' poll, if he had decided against running for office, he would not have to disclose who paid for his poll or how much he spent on it. After Trump started referring to her as "Pocahontas", she took a DNA test in October. He pushed her into the error of taking that DNA test.

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