Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass speaks during an organizing event at Mc Coys Bar Patio and Grill in Council Bluffs Iowa Friday Jan. 4 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass speaks during an organizing event at Mc Coys Bar Patio and Grill in Council Bluffs Iowa Friday Jan. 4 2019

Warren's campaign is likely to revolve around the same theme she's woven into speeches and policy proposals in recent years: battling special interests, paying mind to the nexus between racial and economic inequities.

'I am not a citizen of a tribe, ' Warren told voters in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday.

Though Warren announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee Monday, Friday's event had all the trappings of a full-throttle presidential campaign. "But what I can do is I can be in this fight for all of our families". "My daddy ended up as a janitor and I had a chance to become a public school teacher, a college professor, and a united states senator. Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship and I respect that difference".

"This is where it begins, person-to-person, town-to-town, across Iowa and across the country", she said, igniting cheers. He noted the county bordering his to the east is Pocahontas County and said he is considering bringing it up to Warren to get a laugh. "Why is the path getting rockier and particularly rockier for people of color?" "Why has this happened in America?" Warren has also steered clear of some national progressive hits, like "Medicare-for-all", which she hasn't mentioned through her first few stops.

"This is just the beginning, I'm excited to see it start", said Lisa Koch, 48, an attorney from Council Bluffs who said she was a long-time fan of Warren's but anxious her gender, age or combative approach might turn off some voters. With her five-city campaign swing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the hiring of four staffers who know the state well, Warren appears to be betting she can plant her flag and shape the race even before other top candidates are officially in. But she says she put this all out there because it's a line of attack Republicans have been using, and she feels like she just needed to address this.

"As you came in there was a cage of women, a cage of women, another cage of women".

"We need big structural change", she said, her voice strained from speaking and the onset of laryngitis.

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"Nine-year-old, 10-year-old, 12-year-old little girls just in cages". "This is my sweetie", she said as he wondered into shot.

Over the past two days, the president has drilled down on the need for a border wall, saying without evidence that the wall would push back against a sense among terrorists that the Southern border is an easy point of entry to the U.S. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who is eyeing another presidential run harnessing the same populist rhetoric. And, Michel, I would say the constant thing I've been hearing from people is they're looking for someone who's electable, somebody who can beat Donald Trump.

Trying to stick to her message, she said, "What 2020 is going to be about is not about my family". She also tweeted a video of herself in the quiet auto on an Amtrak Acela train, writing, "I hear women candidates are most likable in the quiet vehicle".

"Today, a minimum wage job in America, full time, will not keep a mama and a baby out of poverty", she said, arguing the fight for the middle class has been her life's work as a teacher, professor and US senator.

The criticism Smith said she's seen was echoed by other women in the crowd.

"There are too many people who get their power from turning working people against working people", the Massachusetts Democrat said a day later in Storm Lake during a riff on long-stalled talks over comprehensive immigration revisions.

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