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Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’s running in 2020



Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she has launched an exploratory committee for a presidential run in the 2020 election.

A campaign video and website went live Monday morning in which Warren describes her vision to defend the middle class, which she says “is under attack.”

The Massachusetts Democrat has been a long-expected 2020 contender, and recently stoked attention when she said she would seriously consider the decision to run after the 2018 midterm elections.

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Though Warren has already secured a large amount of financial support, a Boston Globe editorial from earlier this month cited low support for a presidential run from her constituents.

Despite doubts about her chances in the already-crowded group of Democratic contenders, Warren has stayed in the spotlight.

She and President Donald Trump have had tense back-and-forth exchanges over her Native American ancestry, and she released the results of a DNA test to a mixed reception.

Other high-profile Democrats poised to announce their intentions for 2020 include Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, all of whom have been making recent stops in key election states.

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