Elizabeth Warren Announces A Presidential Run

Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who came to national prominence even before she was elected Senator, announced she was exploring the possibility of a run on New Year’s Eve. Warren is the one credited with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP), which is a federal agency designed to protect Americans from unfair, deceptive, or predatory financial lenders.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first major candidate in what is likely to be a long and crowded primary marked by ideological and generational divisions in a Democratic Party determined to beat President Trump.

 – New York Times

Prominent

As the most prominent Democrat to announce that she was running, she is the current front-runner, in a party that expects two dozen candidates to run in the 2020 race for President.  Although the New York Times also said in its article,

The competition for the Democratic nomination is poised to be the most wide open since perhaps 1992: The party has no single leader, no obvious front-runner for 2020, and no broadly unifying ideology as it moves away from a quarter-century of dominance by the Clintons and Barack Obama.

Critics

In Baldwin City, KS there were fans and critics alike.  While most didn’t comment, one of those critics, Amy Owens, Baldwin City, said,

She dont have a freaking clue. Working families are better than ever!!  They are working…there are jobs everywhere.

In Iowa

By this past weekend, Warren was on the campaign trail in Iowa, one of the first states to vote in the 2020 election cycle.  While in Iowa, she told a crowd,

You could pay a mortgage, you could keep the utilities on and you could put food on the table. Today, a minimum wage job in America full-time will not keep a mama and a baby out of poverty. And that is wrong, and it’s why I’m in this fight.

     – NPR

According to her website, she grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class in Oklahoma and became a teacher, a law professor, and a US Senator because “America invested in kids like her.”  The website continues by saying that she spent her career taking on powerful interests and fighting to give every kid the same chance (that she was given) to succeed.

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