This past Monday, December 31, 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren came forward to announce her official campaign nearly immediately after she had formed her exploratory committee. That didn't work out too well.
"Across this country wages are flat, across this country the cost of health care, the cost of sending your kids to college, the cost of housing, the cost of retirement are going up, up, up", she continued.
"I'm here to ask every one of you to be a part of this", Warren said. I believe in what we can do together. According to reporters, Trump has stated that he'd, "love to run against" her in the 2020 race. "I think people will find her interesting". Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward running for president. "And that's only gonna happen if we've got a whole movement under way". "Those are the things that matter to hard working families, and the reason that those things are happening are because of bad decisions being made right now in Washington". "It's not enough to just to talk the talk, we've got to be willing to get out and walk the walk", said Warren.
High school senior Maggie Bashore said she was curious, but looking for someone younger than Warren, who is 69.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, speaks during an organizing event at McCoy's Bar Patio and Grill in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. But that was before Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, almost won the Iowa caucus with his populist message, and, this time around, the state's progressives already seem to be dividing their loyalties.
A better-than-expected finish in Iowa could position Warren well in New Hampshire, where she would be expected to perform well as a neighbor to the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The left wing of the party still polls for Sanders, who won New Hampshire over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by 22 points.
Iowa's caucuses, local political meetings held statewide and run by the party, are scheduled to begin the 2020 nominating campaign in February 2020.