Sen. Warren officially launches 2020 bid for the White House

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has made her bid for the USA presidency official, during a 44-minute speech in sub-zero temperatures. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) - introduced Warren Saturday and revealed his endorsement of Warren.

It is not only Lawrence's connection to labor history that makes the city appealing for Warren to officially launch her campaign.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

"While it probably would have been more helpful to respond more quickly after hearing how her response impacted folks in the Native American community, it's never too late to do the right thing", said Neil Sroka, a spokesman for the activist group Democracy For America. Warren, 69, has made worker rights, fair wages and access to health care central to her campaign.

Warren said, "We are here to take on a fight that will shape our lives, our children's lives, and our grandchildren's lives, just as surely as the fight that began in these streets more than a century ago". Democratic Mayor Dan Rivera praised Warren's selection of his city, which he said is dealing with numerous key issues Washington is trying to tackle, such as the opioid crisis and expanding affordable health care.

She has been forced to apologise for claiming on several occasions in her early political career that she was of Native American descent. In all, the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination may be the most crowded field in USA history.

The Democrats are in the beginning stages of selecting a contender to take on Donald Trump, who launched his 2020 campaign shortly after his inauguration. "I am in that fight all the way", she told supporters in Lawrence, Mass.

What issues will Warren's campaign focus on?

The report, which marked the first instance yet of Warren making the assertion in her own handwriting, prompted new apologies from the senator.

Warren faced renewed criticism this week over her controversial Native American heritage claims after the Washington Post reported that she listed her race as "American Indian" on a Texas State Bar registration card in 1986.

But even as Warren sharpens her policy positions and political message, the specter of additional, previously undisclosed examples of Warren labeling herself Native American on professional forms looms in the background. But I want to be clear.

A Monmouth University poll showed Warren get a boost in national support after she announced her exploratory campaign at the end of a year ago. "I think the story needs to come back to more of that, which is hard in this day and age".

Joan Vennochi ("Warren can't beat Trump") is assisting the GOP in its effort to tear down Elizabeth Warren, whom the Republicans probably know may be the most formidable opponent to President Trump in 2020. She meant to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker already in the race, and others, like Sens. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden or Sens.

  • Jon Douglas