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Warren officially announces she is running for President

Warren officially announces she is running for President

"The story of Lawrence is a story about how real change happens in America", Warren told a crowd that the campaign estimated at 3,500.

"It's a story about power - our power - when we fight together", she said.

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

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

During the roughly 45-minute speech, she repeatedly stressed her image as a fighter, linking her family's economic struggles to a promise to battle for middle-class Americans. The decision to run marks a significant departure for Warren, who less than two years ago told her constituents in MA that she doesn't want to become president. "And that is why I stand here today - to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States". Elizabeth Warren, who on Saturday formally announced her 2020 bid.

"I will never give up on you and your future".

Those claims led her to be criticised by the current president, Donald Trump, who has referred to her as "Pocahontas".

The Boston Globe, in an editorial, ripped into her ahead of her announcement on Saturday, saying, in part: "Voters ready to forgive and move on might feel differently if the slow drip continues, or if her explanations don't hold up". To announce the results of the DNA test, Warren used a campaign-style video that tried to directly address questions about her background.

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Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens, however, argued that the senator's actions were too little, too late.

Elizabeth Warren is now serving as the senior US Senator for MA and has done since 2013.

During her remarks, Warren repeatedly lambasted the fundamental injustice of a political system that rewards those with the deepest pockets at the expense of the most vulnerable.

A leader within the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, Warren often projects a populist message aimed at combating income inequality and the rising costs of higher education and health care. 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.

When probed by reporters about more documents this week, she alluded to the possibility that there were more in existence on which she claimed she is Native American.

Tracey Peters, an Andover resident who attended the Lawrence event, said she'd like to better understand why the senator has drawn criticism for speaking her mind.

The Cherokee Nation blasted Warren for the test, which they said was a false claim to tribal membership, leading the senator to apologise. "But we learned a long time ago that you don't get what you don't fight for".


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