Sen. Warren's expected 2020 bid banking on populist appeal

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has made her bid for the U.S. presidency official, during a 44-minute speech in sub-zero temperatures.

Walking onto a stage in Lawrence to the tunes of Dolly Parton's "Nine to Five", the MA senator made her announcement Saturday morning.

She'll be introduced by Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a fellow Massachusetts Democrat who will also endorse her candidacy, according to a source familiar with his plans.

Weeks after announcing her exploratory committee, Warren's announcement in MA today kicked off her campaign in what's shaping up to be a large Democratic field running against President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign followed suit on POTUS' notorious mockery of Native American ancestry claims by Sen.

The senator accused rich people of waging class warfare against the working class for years, and vowed to fight back. To her, that means lots of big institutional shifts, changing the way politics are done in this country in some fundamental ways.

"This is the fight of our lives, the fight to build an America where dreams are possible and an America that works for everyone", she continued.

If elected, Warren would be the United States' first female president.

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.

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. The backing could prove valuable for Warren given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with her potential 2020 rival, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.

Carmen Reyes is among the many residents who say Warren's announcement is a positive development as the city recovers from September's natural gas explosions and fires.

The report, which marked the first instance yet of Warren making the assertion in her own handwriting, prompted new apologies from the senator. "This go-around, Warren needs to deal with the issue now, rather than in October 2020". "I was a Republican because I thought that those were the people who best supported markets", she said. "I'm not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a super PAC on my behalf".

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Warren could not say whether she had listed her race as American Indian on other forms at the time.

She notched a second viral moment in 2017 after Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell struggled to cut off a floor speech in which Warren was criticizing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. She meant to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Immediately following her Lawrence announcement, the senator embarked on a seven-state organizing tour to drum up support for her campaign in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and California - must-win early primary states.


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