It’s Happening: Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Running for President

Elise Amendola | AP

Elise Amendola | AP

The fight to be the Democrats' candidate in 2020 is heating up, with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launching her campaign, days after apologizing afresh for having previously claimed Native American heritage.

"This is the fight of our lives, the fight to build an America where dreams are possible and an America that works for everyone", she continued.

The senator laid out her campaign's vision of "big, structural change", which includes tackling wealth inequality, overhauling the criminal justice system, addressing climate change and rooting out corruption in Washington, among other things. "I'm not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a super PAC on my behalf".

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". In 2012, her run for the U.S. Senate in MA was overshadowed by reporting that she was listed for years as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory and as Native American while teaching law at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.

"I like her anger", said Christiane Alsop, who has donated to Warren's previous campaigns and is backing her presidential bid.

She has been forced to apologise for claiming on several occasions in her early political career that she was of Native American descent.

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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.

"All I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family's stories, but family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship", Warren said.

Warren set up an exploratory committee on December 31 to consider a run, though there was little doubt she'd follow through with a formal campaign. Warren's campaign team said she plans to follow the announcement with trips to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and California, early or important states that will help pick the Democratic nominee.

The report, which marked the first instance yet of Warren making the assertion in her own handwriting, prompted new apologies from the senator. She will then travel to a campaign event in nearby Dover, New Hampshire. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he made a decision to run again. Tax cuts for companies that scam. An Economist/YouGov poll found that 50 percent of Americans support the idea while 23 percent oppose it; among Republicans, 46 percent favor it and 35 percent reject it. McConnell's complaint about Warren - "Nevertheless, she persisted" - has become a rallying cry for activists.

Hillary Clinton did an "I'm in" video on January 20, 2007.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a group which says it has almost one million members nationally that it can mobilize, quickly endorsed Warren. While Vennochi's intentions may be to find the best candidate to beat Trump in the next election, doesn't she realize that every candidate on the Democratic side will be exposed by the Republican attack machine as having some so-called fatal flaw?

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