Elizabeth Warren Formally Declares Candidacy, Enters the 2020 Race

Warren announces run for 2020 election

The progressive darling, smarting from a week of hard questions and another apology for calling her race "American Indian", will speak on the steps of Everett Mills, the site of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She framed the 1912 walkout by women textile workers as a blueprint for her campaign, one focused on economic inequality. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone", Warren said at the campaign launch in Lawrence, Massachusetts. "And that is why I stand here today: "to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America". Kennedy will be one of the first sitting members of Congress to formally back any of the declared 2020 candidates. For example, there's Kamala Harris and her criminal prosecutions; Joe Biden and busing; Amy Klobuchar and her harshness to her staff.

In 2008, the race kicked off a little earlier for the Democrats.

Her first husband, Jim Warren - to whom she was married during the period she described, from 1968 to 1978, and with whom she has two children - worked as NASA mathematician.

The Massachusetts Democrat joins a crowded field in her party's primary.

The Cherokee Nation blasted Warren for the test, which they said was a false claim to tribal membership, leading the senator to apologise.

"I am in that fight all the way", she told supporters. On that form, she listed herself as an "American Indian" in her handwriting - and even after she apologized, she's faced strong criticism for it. But I want to be clear.

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Warren spoke at the site of the "Bread and Roses" strike of 1912, which pitted thousands of textile workers, majority women and many of them immigrants, against mill owners in a dispute over pay and working conditions that ended with the state becoming the first in the U.S.to pass a minimum wage law.

The Cherokee Nation criticized Warren's announcement past year, saying her use of a DNA test is "useless" for determining tribal citizenship and that using DNA analysis to determine connection to any tribal nation is "inappropriate and wrong".

Immediately following her Lawrence announcement, the senator embarked on a seven-state organizing tour to drum up support for her campaign in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and California - must-win early primary states. Saturday's event likely makes her candidacy official. "This go-around, Warren needs to deal with the issue now, rather than in October 2020". Tax cuts for companies that scam. McConnell's complaint about Warren - "Nevertheless, she persisted" - has become a rallying cry for activists.

Warren's nascent campaign has been plagued with controversy over a DNA test she took in the fall to show that she has some Native American heritage.

"In this environment when you have potentially 20 candidates running, everyone's grasping for that policy that appeals to that most active part of the base, which is the most progressive wing of the base", said Adrienne Elrod, who served as a spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Warren recalls how her mother, crying, put on her best dress, insisted they would not lose their home, and found a minimum-wage job that ultimately kept them afloat.

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