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In the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 race, there’s no denying that Elizabeth Warren has staked out a lane on the far left.
The woman who created the Obama-era Consumer Finance Protection Bureau — one of the loudest proponents of super-taxing American millionaires just for having the temerity to make a lot of money — is almost as well known for being a class warrior as she is for pretending to be a Native American.
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But a look at Warren’s voter registration records shows that her affinity for the Democratic Party might be almost as manufactured as her ostensibly Indian lineage.
According to a lengthy profile of Warren published by Politico, the fire-breathing leftist who represents Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate now was a registered Republican for a large part of her adult life.
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In fact, according to Politico, it wasn’t until Warren, now 69, was a 47-year-old professor at Harvard that she changed her voting registration to Democratic.
The Politico piece downplays just how strongly Warren might have felt about politics before she changed parties in 1996 (the height of the Clinton years in the Oval Office, it should be noted).
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Warren herself told the publication the only Republican she voted for in a presidential race was Gerald Ford in 1976.
Will this revelation hurt Warren in the Democratic primary fight?
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“I was just never very political,” Warren told Politico. “I just never thought much about the political end.”
Maybe. Or maybe she just happened to be on the side of the politics of the moment. As Politico points out, the 1970s when Warren was at law school and the 1980s when she was beginning her...
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