United States presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren asked about her ancestry at Iowa event

United States presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren asked about her ancestry at Iowa event

United States presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren asked about her ancestry at Iowa event

"I hope to see somebody fighting for middle class, and I've seen her fight for middle class, so I believe she can do it", one woman in line said.

On the campaign trail for a trio of events in Iowa on Saturday, the word kept coming from the undeclared but basically declared 2020 presidential hopeful.

"I'd like to see how she deals with people one-on-one, that interaction between her and regular folks", said Jan Bauer, the Story County Democratic chairwoman, who planned to attend the private event with Warren Saturday. "This is corruption, pure and simple. And it needs to stop". Democrats there will not pick a presidential candidate in the caucuses for 13 months.

"This is how it starts".

Warren made her Iowa debut calling for economic fairness in front of a cheering crowd of Iowa and Nebraska Democrats at a Council Bluffs, Iowa, bowling alley.

"I've said it before", the host said, "Democrats need a candidate who can beat Donald Trump".

Known for her ability to rouse crowds with her takedowns of Wall Street and Trump, Warren promised to "persist".

'My decision was to put it all out there, ' Warren said. "And it is wrong, and that's why I'm in this fight". She has a record of actually getting things done; the Consumer Financial Protection Board owes its existence to her. Scott Brown in 2012, and legislation she passed that will drastically lower the cost of hearing aids.

Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, have already been to Iowa, the hires make clear that Warren intends to compete in the state. Her video notes the economic challenges facing people of color along with images of a women's march and Warren's participation at an LGBT event. "I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribes - and only tribes - determine tribal citizenship", she said, adding that she understands a difference between having an "ancestry" and being a tribe member. However, indigenous tribes quickly slammed the results as a stunt and said it is not acceptable to demonstrate "tribal affiliation".

During a Saturday morning (Sunday NZT) event in Sioux City, audience members were given the chance to ask the MA senator questions.

Warren, who formed a presidential exploratory committee at the end of 2018, hammered her message home all day: the American economy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Democrats face lingering tensions between their most liberal voices such as Warren and the more pragmatic wing, which includes former Vice President Joe Biden and several former governors and mayors who are considering running.

Trump has frequently ridiculed Warren for taking the test and most recently tweeted out a fake bumper sticker mocking Warren's claims of American Indian heritage. Dozens of candidates, including many of Warren's fellow senators, are likely to enter the contest.

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Sen. Warren is expected to draw support from both former backers of Sanders and voters who backed eventual nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

But, she said, she doesn't think it'll do Warren any harm. "This is my sweetie", she said as he wondered into shot.

Warren is hardly an unknown candidate in Iowa, but she may try to connect with voters anew by talking about her modest upbringing in Oklahoma, far from the halls of Harvard and the Capitol where she is more readily associated.

Kirsten Gillibrand, a senator from NY and former lawyer, is being touted as a contender but may be on the outer with some influential Democrats after she said Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. And he anticipated voters would be ready for Warren's message.

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