First Democratic contender announces she's running for president

First Democratic contender announces she's running for president

"No matter where you live in America or no matter where your family came from in the world, you deserve a path to opportunity", Warren continues in the new political video.

In her announcement, Warren argued government "has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone", calling it "corruption, pure and simple". "And they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice".

As for details about her campaign, Warren said she'll "announce a plan" early in the new year.

With former Gov. Deval Patrick's withdrawal from consideration, Warren is the only potential candidate from MA. The Massachusetts Senator has formed an exploratory committee, telling supporters in a letter she "never in a zillion years thought" she'd run for any office.

Still, the 69-year-old senator has been a liberal icon evenbefore she was first elected.

Policy-wise, she has been a strong voice in the US Senate on financial issues and a self-described defender of the ordinary American against powerful interests. "Oh yeah", she told the New York Times.

She now has $12.5 million left over from her 2018 re-election campaign that she could use in a run for president, AP said.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. In 2017 she joined other senators in a proposal to extend the federal Medicare health insurance program for seniors to include everyone.

The move will help her raise funds and hire more staff early in the campaign cycle - an effort in which she already leads most other potential Democratic candidates.

Warren has been a leading voice on the left and for years has launched withering attacks on the USA banking system, which made her a poster child of the progressive movement - but some aren't buying the narrative that Warren is a progressive hero, particularly since she failed to endorse Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries.

The Senator from MA announced on December 31 that she is launching an exploratory committee for a Presidential challenge, putting her name in contention for the Democratic nomination.

With Warren "exploring" - running, in effect - we can expect a large contingent of hopefuls to follow suit soon.

In 2016, Warren laid into Donald Trump's pick for Vice President, Mike Pence, pointing out he enacted an anti-LGBT religious freedom law that cost his state millions in investments. The Cherokee Nation, however, called the DNA testing "useless". Trump's taunting did not end. In that case, conservatives should hope that Warren is not the Democrats' nominee.

Warren appears to target voters of varied cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds with an anti-corporate, pro-worker message in her initial campaign pitch. She discusses how her mother got a minimum wage job at Sears when her father got sick, in order to keep the family in their house.

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