Elizabeth Warren Announces She is Running for President in 2020

Senator Warren seeks to quiet critics with 2020 campaign launch

Senator Warren seeks to quiet critics with 2020 campaign launch

"I like her fighting spirit". "It is a story about power - our power - when we fight together".

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders - or those considering a run - fan out across the crucial early-voting states. With Everett Mill as the backdrop, where women and immigrant cotton weavers in 1912 went on strike for higher pay, she used the story of combating big business and fighting for workers' rights to announce her candidacy a little more than a month after forming her 2020 exploratory committee. She praised Warren for bringing attention to things like student debt and for standing up to the banking industry.

"When I talk about this, some rich guys scream 'class warfare!' " Warren said.

Following her re-election to the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, Warren announced the creation of an exploratory committee for her campaign in the 2020 presidential election. "It's a challenging time", said Pamela Baldwin, 55, of Arlington, who said she likes Warren as a senator but believes sexism will prevent a woman from becoming president in 2020.

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

When probed by reporters about more documents this week, she alluded to the possibility that there were more in existence on which she claimed she is Native American.

Trump's campaign described Warren as a "fraud".

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Warren has repeatedly apologized, saying the claim was based on "family lore" and she now understands tribal sovereignty dictates membership. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?"

"The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class", Mr Trump's campaign manager Brad Pascale wrote. "I want to see a revival of civic grace".

Her October release of a DNA test, meant to bolster her longstanding claims in hopes of settling the controversy before she launched a presidential bid, was widely panned. "I'm sure she was, too".

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

While Warren represents MA, she was born and raised in Oklahoma, attended college in New Jersey, and taught at law schools in Texas and Pennsylvania before teaching at Harvard.

As supporters cheered and clapped, she also said on Saturday, "I'm opting out ... And they enlisted politicians to cut them a bigger slice". She will travel to Iowa on Sunday and make visits to South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and California in the coming weeks.

However, when all is said and done, almost two dozen Democrats are expected to enter the fray, with others like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, California Congressman Eric Swalwell and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke having signaled they're considering a run. A year before any ballots are cast in a Democratic primary, many of those candidates are spending this weekend talking to voters in the early-nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and SC. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting SC.

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