"This is where it begins, person-to-person, town-to-town, across Iowa and across the country", she said, igniting cheers. "Get in now, start to build your network in Iowa".
Warren, who announced Monday that she is forming an exploratory committee allowing her to raise money and fill staff positions before a formal kickoff of a presidential bid, pledged to advocate for economic fairness for all Americans and to help restore the middle-class.
The Democrat from MA is the first high-profile figure to announce an exploratory committee and has picked up staff from other presidential campaigns, hitting the ground early.
"It's one more way to be able just to invite people into your home". "I want to have a chance to visit with people about how Washington can work better for them on student loans, on investments in infrastructure".
Warren, a Senator from MA, has faced controversy in the past for making claims about her Native American heritage.
Warren takes a big step toward joining what's expected to be a crowded Democratic presidential primary field.
He suggested that she's a weak candidate, however, as he said of her ability to win: 'Well, I don't know, you'd have to ask her psychiatrist'.
"It's important for everybody this year". "My daddy ended up as a janitor and I had a chance to become a public school teacher, a college professor, and a united states senator". She was the original force behind the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a regulatory body charged with policing the behavior of large swaths of US financial and banking sectors. She is scheduled to cap the weekend with a "conversation with women leaders" in Ankeny, a suburb of Des Moines, on Sunday.
"So I think this is a moment for all of the Democratic nominees as they come into the race to say as a Democratic party we are going to link arms and we're going to say grassroots funding". Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, another likely 2020 presidential contender. "She is just not relating well to people other than those who just deeply agree with her".
Eliason's proposed attempt at humor with Warren might not go over well.
Her call for billionaires not to self-fund campaign operations follows CNBC's reporting that Democratic donor and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was prepared to spend more than $100 million on his own campaign organization if he were to run in 2020.
During a sit-down interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, the Massachusetts Democrat, who said she was forming a presidential exploratory committee on the last day of 2018, accused Trump of pushing policy that benefit the rich and the powerful over middle-class Americans.
"This is going to be the fish or cut bait year for the Democrats and it's going to be, 'How do we think government should work and who do we think government should work for?' Warren said Wednesday".
She dodged questions from reporters about Trump and her DNA test as she gave her first news conference. Pat Rynard, a political blogger in Iowa, wrote that it was "noteworthy" Warren had already taken a considerable bite out of the universe of Iowa political staffers.