Elizabeth Warren is one step closer to a presidential run

Elizabeth Warren is one step closer to a presidential run

"Working families today face a lot tougher path than my family did".

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.

In a highly-produced four and a half minutevideo emailed to supporters on New Year's Eve, Warren made a populist political appeal, recounting her own middle class background and her work on consumer financial protections.

Warren has been a constant adversary of President Donald Trump. "That's a fundamental promise of America", Warren says.

A source familiar with Warren's thinking told Yahoo News that the announcement was part of a deliberate strategy to give her a jump on building campaign operations and traveling to key early primary states.

Warren, who said she was creating an exploratory committee that will allow her to raise funds and hire staffers, will be among a crowded field of Democrats taking a shot at the White House.

"Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there's reason to be skeptical of her prospective candidacy in 2020", the Boston Globe wrote in a scathing editorial in December. Warren also has a jaundiced view of American power; in a foreign policy speech at American University in November, she opined, "Whether our leaders recognize it or not, after years as the world's lone superpower, the United States is entering a new period of competition".

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Warren still isn't officially running for president.

Dan Geldon, Warren's longtime aide who served as her chief of staff in the Senate and was once the senator's student at Harvard Law School, is likely to serve a senior role in the eventual Warren campaign, the source said.

Warren won her Senate seat in 2012, defeating incumbent Sen.

Warren has been a polarizing figure since her emergence as the main proponent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and she has been one of the most harshly critical detractors of the financial services industry. Some two dozen Democrats are expected to run for president this cycle, including a number of women and candidates of color. In a liberal state, Gov. Charlie Baker, R, got more votes than she did in November, and a recent survey in MA had her trailing former vice president Joe Biden and Sanders in a hypothetical 2020 matchup. Bernie Sanders, in addition to several other fellow senators also likely to join the fray. She passed on a bid in 2016 despite urging from many progressive groups.

The president, who has announced that he will seek re-election in 2020, has trashed Warren in the past for her claims that she is partly Native American, referring to her as "Pocahontas".

But, Warren said, regular people in American faced more hard challenges in 2018.

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