Elizabeth Warren announces bid for US presidency

Warren apologizes for listing race as 'American Indian'

Senator Elizabeth Warren to formally launch 2020 presidential campaign

Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

"Today, today, we come together ready to raise our voices together until this fight is won ..."

Warren heads next to Iowa, where fellow Democratic contenders U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, campaigned on Friday.

Ms Warren delivered a call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else".

Warren acknowledged in her speech that some view her ideas as unrealistic.

"When I talk about this, some rich guys scream 'class warfare!' " Warren said.

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has made her bid for the USA presidency official, during a 44-minute speech in sub-zero temperatures. Warren's choice of site is a clear nod to her campaign message of a system rigged by powerful elites and corporations against the middle and working classes.

After Lawrence, Warren is set to travel north to campaign in New Hampshire before flying to Iowa for a three-stop tour across the state on Sunday - her second visit to the Hawkeye State since announcing the formation of an exploratory campaign on New Year's Eve.

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Warren has often spoken of how her parents eloped after her father's family disapproved of his future wife's Native American lineage, but Warren for years could never produce documentation to bolster her claims.

A Monmouth University poll showed Warren get a boost in national support after she announced her exploratory campaign at the end of past year.

Warren frequently invokes her background of growing up in Oklahoma and recounts the emotional story of how her mother saved the family. "And that is why I stand here today to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America", she said.

Trump and conservatives have long called Warren "Pocahontas" for her Native American ancestry claims.

Callahan, who noted that he's looking at other progressive candidates, said he'd like to see White House hopefuls make gun control, student loans, income inequality and LGBTQ issues top priorities in 2020.

Warren did not refer to her Native American claims, but she repeatedly mentioned race and the added difficulties confronting minorities. It became an unofficial Warren motto after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a 2017 incident, complained that she had been warned against continuing to speak on the Senate floor in violation of Senate rules, but "nevertheless, she persisted". "I'm sure she was, too".

While Warren represents MA, she was born and raised in Oklahoma, attended college in New Jersey, and taught at law schools in Texas and Pennsylvania before teaching at Harvard. "And they enlisted politicians to cut them a bigger slice".

She also spotlighted her push for increased government involvement in child care, college, infrastructure, clean energy, and the Green New Deal. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting SC. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting SC.

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