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The former Harvard professor made the announcement in a video emailed to supporters. In the four-minute video, Warren trumpeted a message of economic fairness.
“Our government is supposed to work for all of us, but instead, it has become a tool for the wealthy and well-connected,” Warren said in the video.
Warren is among the first Democrats to announce a bid for her party’s nomination to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. The field is expected to grow in the coming weeks as other Democrats enter what will likely become a crowded and expensive primary contest.
The Massachusetts Democrat, a prominent voice in the party’s liberal wing, has vowed to go after major banks and protect consumers from predatory practices. She is credited with drafting, as an academic, the original plans for a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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