Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020 race

Democrat Elizabeth Warren speaks to a crowd at Curate in Des Moines

Democrat Elizabeth Warren speaks to a crowd at Curate in Des Moines

We want to know about you. "These actions not only dishonor Native people and their many contributions to this country, but perpetuate harmful stereotypes that Native communities continue to fight against".

But less than a week into the new year, Warren already flipped that on its head, becoming the first major candidate to land on the ground in the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state, lapping up media attention, locking down key staff and organizers, and capitalizing on pent-up 2020 Democratic excitement. Many expressed deep frustrations over Trump administration policies and described a readiness to begin hearing from what's expected to be a sprawling Democratic field.

Trying to stick to her message, she said, "What 2020 is going to be about is not about my family".

"Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there's reason to be skeptical of her prospective candidacy in 2020", the editorial board wrote.

Warren, who has long since claimed to be part Cherokee based on little evidence other than a racist stereotype about Native Americans having "high cheekbones" and a family cookbook titled "Pow Wow Chow", is less than 1/1,024 Native American by scientific consensus, based on an analysis of her DNA - and even that is questionable. But there's one thing I do know: I can't do this alone.

"I'm ready for something good, something better", the Council Bluffs Democrat said.

WARREN: Now, I can't stop Donald Trump from what he's going to do.

"I'm actually surprised that Elizabeth Warren found Storm Lake, Iowa on the map and is coming here", Barbara Stroud of Newell said as she waited to hear Sen.

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The chants came after the Chargers scored a touchdown and then converted a two-point attempt to go up three possessions. Ingram came into the game with 43 tackles, seven sacks and an interceptions. "But I would love to be back, no doubt".

In an interview with Fox News after she announced her presidential exploratory committee earlier this week, Trump skewered Warren over the test and said he would "love to run against her". For the remaining time, she answered questions from audience members.

KHALID: When you ask Democrats in Iowa what's important to them, a lot of them mention the same few issues - health care, college affordability, the climate and the economy.

KHALID: But even if voters, including Leggio, can not agree on exactly what this idea of electability means, they point to a common trait - authenticity, someone who just feels real, whether or not that alienates people. Warren's speech lasted just under 20 minutes. Warren has also steered clear of some national progressive hits, like "Medicare-for-all", which she hasn't mentioned through her first few stops.

"She was crying and she was saying, 'We will not lose this house, we will not lose this house, we will not lose this house, '" Warren says in a tale she repeats at events.

"Why is the path so rocky for so many people and so much rockier for people of color?"

"That usually doesn't happen".

In Sioux City, she grounded her pitch in her own family's life story, relating how they nearly fell into poverty when her father had a heart attack in middle age and her mother feared losing their house, which was saved when her mom got a minimum wage job. She has an advantage in the $12.5 million left over from her 2018 re-election campaign that she could use for a presidential run.

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