Rep. Joe Kennedy III to endorse Elizabeth Warren for president

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"I will never give up on you", she said. "It is a story about power - our power - when we fight together". Day that she was surpassing an exploratory committee and seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency, as did New Jersey Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA on Saturday officially kicked off her presidential campaign, telling voters that she plans to bring "big structural change" that curbs the power of the wealthy and levels the playing field for working-class Americans.

Warren acknowledged in her speech that some view her ideas as unrealistic.

"All I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family's stories, but family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship", Warren said.

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has made her bid for the U.S. presidency official, during a 44-minute speech in sub-zero temperatures.

In June, Warren announced that she would not be running for president, however, less than three months later she seemingly flipped on her word, revealing she would, in fact, take a "hard look" at a presidential campaign following the midterms.

In forcefully populist language, Warren sought to carve out a distinctive position in the crowded Democratic field, citing achievements like the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which regulates banks and other financial institutions. Her past claims to Native American heritage, including a controversial DNA test to prove she had distant Native American ancestry, landed her in hot water with the Cherokee Nation.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren greets a supporter during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign. Warren took heat for not only the distant nature of her relative-by her own admission, she could be as little as 1/1,024th Native American-but also for delving into the world of race science and seemingly playing into Trump's hands. "I'm not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a super PAC on my behalf". After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Ms Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continued to "believe in capitalism" but wanted to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system - a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.

Trump refers to Warren as "Pocahontas", a slur referencing accusations that she falsely claimed Native American ancestry in a Harvard directory. "I'm sure she was, too".

Her past battles with Wall Street have brought her a large following, and she is considered to have one of the best campaign organizations of any Democrat.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, the 69-year-old is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers Law School. Amy Klobuchar is expected to be the 10th on Sunday. "And they enlisted politicians to cut them a bigger slice".

Since launching her exploratory committee, Warren has traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Puerto Rico to meet with voters and test out her 2020 message. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting SC.

She also talked of her roots in Oklahoma. saying "when my daddy had a heart attack, my family almost tumbled over the financial cliff".