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BY: David Rutz
LAWRENCE, Mass.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Saturday, painting a dark picture of a country beset by political corruption and a system where everyone who isn't rich is kicked to the side.
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Her campaign, Warren said at Everett Mills on a sunny, chilly morning, is about bringing "big, structural change."
"This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way," she said. "And that is why I stand here today, to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America."
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The crowd in the city Warren chose for its historic ties to the labor movement chanted her name and roared.
Warren linked the story of the famed 1912 Bread and Roses strike—begun by women textile workers in Lawrence—to her campaign calling for major progressive reforms.
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She enters a field that's already crowded with other U.S. Senators like Kamala Harris (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), and Cory Booker (N.J.), and could still see the entrants of high-profile figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.).
The man Warren hopes to challenge, President Donald Trump, was not the "cause" of the brokenness of the country, she said, but rather "the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong."
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"[He's] a product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else. Once he's gone, we can't pretend that none of this ever happened," she said. "It won't be enough to just undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can't afford to just tinker around the edges, a tax credit here,...
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