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Senator Elizabeth Warren hints at 2020 presidential bid

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.   | Photo Credit: YURI GRIPAS

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Forms an exploratory committee for a possible candidacy

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat, said on Monday that she has formed an exploratory committee to run for President in 2020.

The Massachusetts Senator, known as a liberal firebrand in her party, released a video in which she outlines her vision of a path to opportunity for all Americans, not just the wealthy.

“Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, & take care of themselves & the people they love,” she said in a Twitter post. “That’s what I’m fighting for, & that’s why I’m launching an exploratory committee for President. I need you with me.”

Ms. Warren said in September that she would take a “hard look” at running for the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Ms. Warren, an architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up after the 2008 financial crisis, has been a strong voice in the Senate on financial issues and a self-described defender of the ordinary American against powerful interests.

Those themes were reflected Monday on her website, which portrays her as a product of the American dream that has slipped out of reach for too many Americans. “Elizabeth grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class in Oklahoma and became a teacher, a law professor, and a U.S. Senator because America invested in kids like her,” it says.

Earlier this month, Julian Castro, 44, who served under President Barack Obama, said he was forming an exploratory committee and was and would announce his intentions on January 12.

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