Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'

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"Warren's visit, I think people are genuinely excited to see her", said Penny Rosfjord, a state central committee member and Iowa Democratic Party 4th congressional district chair.

Elizabeth Warren embarked on a four-city tour in Iowa over the weekend after announcing she was launching an exploratory committee for president.

The crowd listens as Sen.

Warren described her 2020 presidential campaign run as the "fight of her life".

The issue was indeed a victor for Democrats running during the 2018 midterm elections. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker held fundraising events in competitive races.

"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong", Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr said at the time, accusing Warren of "undermining tribal interests". "Our moment to dream big, to fight hard and to take back this country".

"[Warren's] coastal politics and unrelatability make her a non-starter for wide swaths of voters in general", she said. And I don't think she would let him do that.

That's certainly the case for Iowans Ed Hotchkin and Ryan Barcus, who stood in line in unusually warm weather to see the senator speak. "My daddy ended up as a janitor and I got a chance to become a public school teacher, a college professor, and a U.S. Senator", Warren told the crowd in Des Moines.

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Democrats face lingering tensions between their most liberal voices such as Warren and the more pragmatic wing, which includes former Vice President Joe Biden and several former governors and mayors who are considering running. He'll be attending rallies like this one in order to catch the "nuance" between the two candidates.

"It reminds us of when we were growing up", said Ed Slattery, a retiree from Des Moines. "I think it's even more important than usual, because of how fast the calendar plays out", Trippi said, explaining that a win in Iowa might help candidates pick up a pile of delegates in California's primary, which is scheduled to begin early voting the same day as the Iowa caucuses. "The people of Iowa want to talk to these candidates", Barcus said. They discussed immigration and mental health issues.

In the 2020 caucuses, due to pressure from national party leaders, voters should also have the option to submit an absentee vote. "Get out there, trust your message".

While Iowa is often criticized for being a poor representation of the entire USA, and for receiving outsized attention as just one in dozens of contests across the country, Price disagreed. "And what matters to us is that everybody gets a fighting chance". "It's getting onto his turf, and he knows how to handle his turf". "I want a very strong Democrat to run against Trump". Tonight I told Rachel @Maddow: Every Democratic candidate for President in 2020 should link arms & pledge to run grassroots campaigns funded by the people.

"Why has America's middle class been hollowed out?"

"I went down to the border and I saw the children that had been taken away from their parents", she said.

Trump, who joined a chorus of Republicans in attacking Warren for years over her claim of being Native, has repeatedly used the racist nickname "Pocahontas" to mock Warren. She's already started talking about the next election with her friends and family. You know, she's constantly - I would say consciously been distancing herself from this and really just been trying to focus on the economy and how bad things are in the economy and how they can be fixed. Dozens of candidates, including many of Warren's fellow senators, are likely to enter the contest. "After a couple of years of Trump, we're ready to just say what we believe".

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