Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee in step toward 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren made what many thought to be a curious decision of announcing her presidential plans for 2020 on December 31st, a day in which many people are taking a break from tracking news and are generally offline. "How did we get here?"

Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic consultant based in Boston, supports Warren's anticipated run for the White House.

Warren was an academic and consumer advocate who gained notoriety during the 2008 financial crisis when she chaired a congressional panel to oversee the bank bailout.

It immediately sparked speculation that she would run for the presidency. That's what I'm fighting for, & that's why I'm launching an exploratory committee for president.

But almost two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened.

She must also move past a widely panned October release of a DNA test meant to bolster her claim to Native American heritage.

"Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules and take care of themselves and the people they love", she wrote on Twitter.

Ms Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, campaigned in 2016 with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

More than a year out from the first round of voting and with months to go until the first debate, the coming Democratic primary is already shaping up to be one of the most fierce and feisty nominating contests in a generation. The Cherokee Nation, however, called the DNA testing "useless".

Trump has yet to comment on Warren's Monday announcement.

Formerly a professor of law at Harvard, the MA senator is considered to be on the liberal wing of the Democrat Party.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. was among the most outspoken critics and said Warren had undermined "tribal interests". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and outgoing Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas).



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