Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Race to the White House: What chance does Warren have in 2020?

Race to the White House: What chance does Warren have in 2020?

Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include almost two dozen candidates.

She later issued a Twitter post in which she said: "Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules and take care of themselves and the people they love. We got a real opportunity to build something", Warren says. "Billionaire and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice", she continues in the announcement, but adds, "We can make our economy work for all of us". While Senator Bernie Sanders, I, rose to prominence in the 2016 presidential race with a message decrying a "rigged" system, Warren has been using such language for years.

Warren won her Senate seat in 2012, defeating incumbent Sen.

In a highly-produced four and a half minutevideo emailed to supporters on New Year's Eve, Warren made a populist political appeal, recounting her own middle class background and her work on consumer financial protections.

A former Harvard law professor, Warren has been a vocal advocate of consumer and workers' rights.

Elizabeth Warren;s book "This Fight Is Our Fight". In October, she released a DNA analysis she said supported her assertion that she had Native American lineage that goes back six to 10 generations.

To help with finances after her father suffered a heart attack, she started at age 13 waiting tables in a restaurant - part of a childhood she said gives her a visceral connection to ordinary Americans. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who took the top spot in Rolling Stone's recent Democratic primary power rankings, said she will make a decision about whether to run "over the holiday".

Warren has been a constant adversary of President Donald Trump. She's always been driven, then, by the desire to protect working and middle-class Americans from the corrupt institutions that allow giant banks and wealthy politicians to trample them.

Warren has described Trump as an "insecure money grubber" driven by greed and hate.

While Mr Trump did not immediately respond to Ms Warren's announcement, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel dismissed her as "another extreme far-left obstructionist". "I can't tell you if it's a smart move or not but this is a total gift to President Trump". During a debate for her 2018 reelection campaign, Warren tried to defend herself by saying the reason she released the results of her DNA test were to restore trust in government again. They are separate and intentionally different than filing one's candidacy and common early on in presidential primaries. The Cherokee Nation, however, called the DNA testing "useless".

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