Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential bid

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential bid

Elizabeth Warren of MA on Saturday officially kicked off her presidential campaign, telling voters that she plans to bring "big structural change" that curbs the power of the wealthy and levels the playing field for working-class Americans.

In the days leading up to Saturday's announcement, Warren has been weighed down by new questions over her past claims to 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".

Warren is set to visit New Hampshire Saturday as she begins the first leg of a six state campaign tour.

Ms Warren intends to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the lead-off caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability. Day that she was surpassing an exploratory committee and seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency, as did New Jersey Democratic Sen.

At the MA event, Warren added some biographical elements, describing herself, as a young mother entering law school, having to quickly toilet-train her toddler so she could leave the child at a day-care center while she attended classes.

Her profile started to rise in the late 2000s for her commanding attitudes in favour of more rigorous regulations in response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

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"Still, much of the political damage is already done, and Warren's never going to silence critics like President Trump, who gleefully taunts her in racist language", The Globe went on.

Warren's announcement makes her the eighth Democrat officially running for president, joining the likes of Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, former Congressman John Delaney of Maryland, Spiritual author Marianne Williamson of Texas and businessman Andrew Yang of NY. "I am in that fight all the way", Warren said.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is officially running for president. Cory Booker and more, while U.S. Sen. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen.

And Ms Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator.

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.

Warren also declared that she would not accept campaign donations from lobbyists, corporate PACs, or super PACs, a stance that has quickly been adopted by her fellow democratic candidates.

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. 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 Mr Sanders supporters are still upset she didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday.