Warren may run for prez

Elizabeth Warren has formed her official presidential exploratory committee dedicating her campaign to “fighting for America's middle class.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Council Bluffs

She also signaled a potential point of conflict within the Democratic primary field, suggesting billionaire candidates would not represent the party well if they used their personal wealth to help finance their campaigns. "It's just way early". Cupp then pointed to Warren's "DNA test debacle".

"I hope to see somebody fighting for middle class, and I've seen her fight for middle class, so I believe she can do it", one woman in line said. "Get in now, start to build your network in Iowa".

Warren planned a trip to Iowa after announcing her intent to run for president in 2020 earlier this week. She has not campaigned there in years, and while her economic message may resonate with voters, she may find some discomfort with her willingness to tangle so openly with the president and other Republicans.

Known for her ability to rouse crowds with her takedowns of Wall Street and Trump, Warren promised to "persist".

"I think Iowa caucusgoers will be going for a candidate who is more progressive than they've ever nominated", he said. "What pulled me in is what is happening to working families across this country. Those are the issues that I'm gonna talk about". "Tribes - and only tribes - determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference", Warren told a voter in Sioux City who asked her about her decision to use a DNA test to prove that she had partial Native American ancestry, according to CNN.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., reassured an Iowa voter that she does not consider herself to be a "person of color" despite claiming to have Native American ancestry. Warren said, when asked by reporters about the tweet.

"The direction we go will in part be set right here in Iowa", Warren told the crowd at her final event in Des Moines where she addressed her hoarse voice.

"It's important for everybody this year". Obama's Iowa political director for the 2008 caucus and a senior adviser to Clinton in the state eight years later; Janice Rottenberg, an OH organizer for Clinton in 2016; and Brendan Summers, Vermont Sen. And on that front, there were mixed views on Warren's approach so far.

Warren's itinerary took her through western Iowa, starting in Council Bluffs and Sioux City, two midsize cities on the Missouri River that border Nebraska, before a jaunt to Storm Lake, a meatpacking town with a significant immigrant population. Warren will also convene a conversation with female leaders in nearby Ankeny on Sunday morning.

The Massachusetts Democrat on Friday and Saturday spoke to overflow crowds that appeared eager to hear her economic populist pitch and her denunciations of corporate greed and a corrupt Washington. Warren made her reputation as a consumer advocate, and she's capitalizing on the growing uneasiness about income inequality.

MARTIN: Well, one of the other things that she's known for is her willingness to take on President Trump.

"Iowa was devastated in the farm crisis in the 1980s when I grew up there and they understand what it's like to be left behind, to have the economy shift and have the ground fall out underneath you, and Warren understands that", said Katie Porter, a newly elected California congresswoman, in an interview outside a swearing-in day reception for Warren at the Capitol. Bernie Sanders, and Emily Parcell, whose past campaign roles include political director for Barack Obama's winning 2008 Iowa caucus campaign. She was responding to a young woman who said she'd arrived in the country as a refugee and wanted to know Warren's policy recommendations for immigration reform.

"When it's a state like Iowa, folks get a chance to actually get to know the candidates and be vetted in a way that may not be possible in a bigger state", Price said.

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