U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren enters 2020 presidential race


She made her intentions clear during a speech in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Saturday morning.

"America's middle class is under attack", Warren said in the announcement video in December.

I think Warren would make a great president - she is a real fighter for the working people of our nation.

Warren told the crowd on Saturday, "It won't be enough to just undo the awful acts of this administration".

The Boston Globe first reported Kennedy's endorsement on Friday. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker already in the race, and others, like Sens. Details on her trips to the latter four states have not been released by her staff.

She was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and became Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus the next year. Recent winners include Independent Vermont Sen. Viewed alongside a new proposal from Sanders to hike the estate tax, Warren has positioned herself at the center of the progressive push to reduce corporate influence in Washington and economic inequality across the country. John Kerry in 2004.

Warren's announcement comes a little more than one month after she announced an exploratory committee, the first step major candidates take when considering a run for president.

Warren frequently invokes her background of growing up in Oklahoma and recounts the emotional story of how her mother saved the family. Mr Trump had always been calling her "fake Pocahontas".

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Speaking from Washington, Al Jazeera's correspondent Heidi Zhou-Castro said that as popular as Warren's wealth reform proposals may be with the liberal base, "she does have quite a liability with her claims of Native American ancestry". In 2012, her run for the U.S. Senate in MA was overshadowed by reporting that she was listed for years as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory and as Native American while teaching law at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.

Re "Warren can't beat Trump" by Joan Vennochi (Opinion, Feb. 7): Much as I admire Senator Elizabeth Warren, I agree that she would not be able to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren essentially has been disqualified from a presidential run by virtue of her claim, in 1986, to Native American race on her Texas bar registration card.

"I like her anger", said Christiane Alsop, who has donated to Warren's previous campaigns and is backing her presidential bid.

"I am sorry that I extended confusion about tribal citizenship and tribal sovereignty and for harm caused I am also sorry for not being more mindful of this decades ago tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship", Warren told reporters. Previous year it was the site of a major fentanyl bust.

But the splashy political stunt backfired. Some of her grandchildren are also expected to be in attendance. Warren insisted all along that she was not a member of a tribe and tribes alone determine those affiliations.

But amid what is likely to be a packed 2020 Democratic presidential field, Warren has struggled to shake the controversy over her past claims to have Native American heritage - and recently apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.