Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 bid with call to ignore ‘cowards’ and go big

LAWRENCE, Mass. ‘ Elizabeth Warren formally launched her presidential campaign Saturday with a call for ‘fundamental change,” even if the ‘cowards and armchair critics’ call it “extreme or radical.”

‘Because the man in the White House is not the cause of what’s broken, he’s just the latest ‘ and most extreme ‘ symptom of what’s gone wrong in America,’ Warren said of President Donald Trump at an outdoor rally on a chilly, but sunny winter day.

“It won’t be enough to just undo the terrible acts of this administration,” Warren continued. “We can’t afford to just tinker around the edges ‘ a tax credit here, a regulation there. Our fight is for big, structural change.”

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Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces 2020 Presidential Bid in Lawrence, Mass.

LAWRENCE, Mass. ‘ Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts formally announced her 2020 presidential bid Saturday, calling for ‘fundamental change’ on behalf of working people and arguing that President Trump is ‘just the latest and most extreme symptom of what’s gone wrong in America.’

Speaking on a clear, chilly day against the background of the old red brick mill buildings at the site of one of the nation’s most famous labor strikes, she said workers now, like workers then, had had enough. She said that replacing Donald Trump, whose administration she called ‘the most corrupt in living memory,’ was only the first step in fighting back against a system tilted in favor of the wealthy.

Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 bid in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Saturday, joining a crowded field of Democratic challengers as she faces fresh criticism over her’claims of Native American heritage.

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At her rally Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Democratic senator officially announced her bid for president and promised not to take any money from super PAC’s or lobbyists during her campaign. USA TODAY

“This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone,” Warren said. “And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America.”

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Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Running For President

LAWRENCE, Mass. ‘ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially announced her presidential bid near the banks of the Merrimack River here on Saturday, picking a highly symbolic location that points to both long, worker-centric political tradition Warren seeks to inherit and the challenge she might face in winning over an increasingly diverse Democratic party.

‘This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way,’ Warren said at the Everett Mills, where a group of Polish women walked off the job in January 1912, setting off the famous Bread and Roses Strike, when tens of thousands of immigrant workers united to shut down the city’s textile mills for the winter, winning substantial raises and safer work conditions.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Officially Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has taken the final plunge into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, announcing in her home state Saturday that she is running for president.

Ms. Warren on Dec. 31 launched an exploratory committee, becoming the first top-tier Democratic contender to test the waters for a presidential campaign. There was little doubt she would take the next step, though, and the announcement Saturday is largely symbolic.

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  • Publisher: WSJ
  • Date: 2019-02-09T17:58:00.000Z
  • Author: Joshua Jamerson
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