Sen. Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee

Trump slams Warren as she explores 2020 bid

Warren's candidacy, they say, "will test whether 2020 primary voters will demand that their candidates take unwavering positions on issues like universal health care and Wall Street regulations, much as they have historically expected them to do so on supporting abortion rights".

This time around, Warren will take center stage.

"There's going to be so many candidates this year", said Scott Punteney, chair of the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party. "And families of color face a path that is steeper and rockier - a path made even harder by the impact of generations of discrimination", Warren said in her announcement video. Beyond her visit, Warren this week named several key political staff hires, each of whom has Iowa campaign experience.

Warren, a Senator from MA, has faced controversy in the past for making claims about her Native American heritage.

High school senior Maggie Bashore said she was curious, but looking for someone younger than Warren, who is 69.

The real advantage of an exploratory committee is that it allows candidates two swings at the "presidential announcement" news cycle - first, when they announce their exploratory committee, and again when they make their bid official.




On immigration, the issue that has drawn the USA government to a halt, Warren spoke of a trip to the border she recently took.

"What I want to see is what the field's going to look like, and how these individuals do in putting together outreach around the state", said Matt McCoy, a former Democratic state senator and current Polk County supervisor, adding that Warren had called him late a year ago as she laid the groundwork for her presidential announcement. I hope she does well.

"As you came in, there was a cage of women, another cage of women packed in, cages of men", she related. Bernie Sanders during his presidential run in 2016 - or hamper it.

Iowa's caucuses will not be held for another 13 months in February of 2020. But, she said, she doesn't think it'll do Warren any harm.

"I don't know if it's important to get into arguments with the president". Steyer plans to visit Iowa Wednesday.

But a PAC-free grassroots funding message is popular with other potential candidates.

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