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PoliticsWarren's whirlwind week ends with a new test in Iowa

23:40  04 january  2019
23:40  04 january  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Elizabeth Warren to make first Iowa trip this weekend

Elizabeth Warren to make first Iowa trip this weekend Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Iowa this weekend, making her first trip to the state that begins the Democratic presidential nominating process, days after taking a major step toward a 2020 run. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Warren will hold events in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake and Des Moines, a source familiar with her plans said. The details of those events are not yet available.

Elizabeth Warren kicks off first campaign event in Iowa . Sen. Warren campaigns in a key caucus state a week after launching an exploratory Warren ’ s trip to Iowa is her first event after announcing an exploratory committee for 2020 — a significant step toward announcing a full-fledged presidential run.

Elizabeth Warren speaking to a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa , on Friday. It was her first campaign event in the state after announcing her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination this week .CreditCreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.

Warren's whirlwind week ends with a new test in Iowa© Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) acknowledges the crowd as she walks on stage to deliver remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will get her first taste of Iowa since entering the 2020 presidential race as she kicks off a swing through the state Friday that will include at least five events over three days.

Trump shares parody 'Warren 1/2020' slogan

Trump shares parody 'Warren 1/2020' slogan President Trump posted a parody image of a Elizabeth Warren 2020 campaign slogan to Twitter on Thursday that reads, “Warren 1/2020.” The Daily Wire tweeted out an image of the satirical slogan on Monday after Warren announced that she launched an exploratory committee, the first steps toward launching a bid for president. T-shirts with the slogan are also available for sale on Amazon. Sen. Warren, D-Mass., released the results of a DNA test in October that revealed she could be as little as 1/1024th Native American.

While Warren has received backlash within the party for her handling of the DNA test , some other voters who came to see her in Iowa say her overall Others were drawn to her economic pitch, particularly her references to a time when wages matched opportunities. "My daddy ended up as a

Elizabeth Warren ’ s Iowa presidential campaign swing was the one her political opponents craved. It came not from a reporter, or a heckler, but from Warren ’ s campaign team produced the video after supporters and critics, one of whom had tried to conduct a test by sending some of Warren ’ s saliva to

The trip is an early test for the Massachusetts Democrat's growing political operation, which unveiled a slate of touted hires this week, and a candidate determined to show that her populist economic message can conjure up excitement for her campaign in Iowa's traditional proving grounds.

Warren's travels will first track the state's western border, with a stop on Friday night in Council Bluffs ahead of a Saturday event in Sioux City. Then it's a dash east to Storm Lake before setting out for Des Moines. Warren will also convene a conversation with female leaders in nearby Ankeny on Sunday morning.

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Elizabeth Warren Campaigns in Iowa: ‘This is How It Starts’ The event marked the start of what looks to be a long and grueling Democratic primary season, as dozens of candidates eye joining the race.

The Warren campaign’ s outreach in Iowa extends to the candidate herself. Mr. Meyer recalled getting a call from Ms. Warren late last year before she had entered the race. Their conversation ended with the senator giving him her cellphone number and inviting him to keep in touch; he has occasionally texted

Elizabeth Warren in Iowa : 'Person to person, town to town across Iowa and then across America. Marilynn Leggio was impressed by Warren ' s maiden Iowa appearance. A former Sanders' supporter, Leggio said: "I think we need to leave that behind and go in a new direction."

Warren returns to the state for the first time in more than four years -- an aide confirmed that her last visit to Iowa came in October 2014. She campaigned for former Rep. Bruce Braley when he ran unsuccessfully for Senate against Republican Joni Ernst.

This time around, Warren will take center stage. With the the launch of a presidential exploratory committee on Monday, she effectively kicked off the 2020 primary more than 13 months before caucusgoers in Iowa will begin casting their votes.

That quick jump out of the gates, which followed hundreds of post-midterm election calls to grass-roots leaders in key early voting states including New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, allowed her to seize the national spotlight. Warren has since rolled out what is shaping up as an estimable staff, which includes alumni from the campaigns of former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

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

Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color' Sen. Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry. "I am not a person of color," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes — and only tribes — determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference.

Warren was scheduled to close out her Iowa visit Sunday by meeting privately with Democratic activists at a Des Moines coffee shop and later with a public roundtable discussion with women in a Des Moines suburb. Warren strayed little from the fairness and anti-corruption themes throughout the day.

Elizabeth Warren was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Warren has addressed the backlash to her DNA test before, using similar language, but this -- the first question on her first full day of campaigning for

"That she was able to hire some top-tier folks while having a really challenging month tells you something," Rebecca Katz, a progressive strategist and former aide to retired Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, told CNN. Those staffers "know Iowa better than anyone and they know that there's some magic there. The people who actually know Iowa understand that it's a long game and they understand who actually connects in a living room. And they see something special in Elizabeth Warren."

Warren's team will hope this opening foray -- Instagram live beer-slugging and tea-sipping included -- begins to dim the spotlight on what many Democrats viewed as an ill-advised attempt last year to prove her claims to Native American ancestry with a DNA test. She made the results, which confirmed her earlier statements, public in a five-and-a-half minute video released nearly 12 weeks ago.

But the process angered some tribal leaders and predictably failed to quiet President Donald Trump's mocking attacks, which he ramped up in a Fox News interview and on Twitter after her announcement on Monday.

Selfie stick-wielding Trump supporter arrested at Elizabeth Warren event

Selfie stick-wielding Trump supporter arrested at Elizabeth Warren event A supporter of President Donald Trump was arrested after allegedly hitting another attendee with a selfie stick outside an event Saturday for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The senator is on her first swing of Iowa as she explores a 2020 presidential bid. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); As Warren mingled with the overflow crowd outside a roundtable event, witnesses told NBC News the Trump supporter unfurled a Trump banner and began yelling, which led to an altercation with other attendees.

Warren called for economic fairness in front of a cheering crowd of Iowa and Nebraska Democrats at a bowling alley. Other Democratic presidential prospects are expected to announce their plans in the coming weeks , and have been in touch for weeks with party leaders, activists and potential staff in

COLUMBIA, S .C. — The gym was hot. The lights malfunctioned. But the audience of nearly 1,000 people was engrossed as Senator Elizabeth Warren , the Massachusetts Democrat and presidential hopeful, did what she does best: “nerd out,” as she puts it.

Warren brushed off Trump's comments when asked about them by reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill but responded to a Politico story, which explored soon after her announcement the notion that she might be unlikable, with a cheeky tweet and fundraising email.

"If you get frustrated when commentators spend more time covering Elizabeth or any woman's 'likability' than her plans for huge, systemic change to make this country work for all of us," the appeal went, "do something productive about it." (For the purposes of the email, that meant donating $5 to Warren's cause.)

In an extended interviewWednesday with MSNBC, Warren warned against allowing super PACs and self-funding candidates to gain a foothold in the coming primary. The comments were an unmistakable shot across the gilded bows of billionaire potential candidates Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, and investor Tom Steyer.

Both men spent heavily to back Democrats during the midterm elections and have flirted -- not for the first time -- with runs of their own.

"I think this is a moment for all of the Democratic candidates as they come into the race to say: In a Democratic primary, we are going to link arms and we're going to grass-roots funding," Warren said, without naming names. "No to the billionaires."

Warren wows in first campaign swing but electability questions follow her

Warren wows in first campaign swing but electability questions follow her The Massachusetts Democrat and likely presidential contender drew big crowds in Iowa, addressed her DNA test and played up her Oklahoma upbringing.

WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and

Warren , having announced an exploratory committee on New Year’ s Eve, is in Warren on the stump is wired, intent. She gave the impression of a woman with a keen, ticking sense of a deadline. This is the most basic idea that Elizabeth Warren brings to Iowa this week : that the madness of the Trump

Her allies at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee seized on the call, sending out an email that celebrated her "big challenge to other candidates" and provided links to pre-scripted tweets asking a dozen other contenders if they agreed that Democrats running for president should "say no to billionaire Super PACs, no to self-funding, and yes to grassroots-driven campaigns."

Warren has pushed ahead with that message, which has over more than a decade helped establish her particular place in the national political firmament, as she introduced herself anew to Democratic voters earlier this week.

In a video announcing her decision to form an exploratory committee, Warren did what other Democrats have in the past shied away from -- pointing specifically to the people, party and institutions she blames for hollowing out the American working class. She pledged to root out corruption in government and impose stricter regulations on Wall Street banks.

"These aren't 'cracks' that families are falling into; they are traps," Warren said. "America's middle class is under attack. How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice."

CNN's Dan Merica contributed to this report.

Trump mocks video of Warren with her husband.
President Trump on Sunday night mocked a video of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by saying the video would have been a "smash" if she filmed it in "Bighorn or Wounded Knee," a reference to her Native American heritage. Trump suggested that Warren's husband, who appears in the video, should have worn "full Indian garb." The president also renewed his use of his racially charged nickname for Warren: Poca hontas. "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!" Trump tweeted.

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