Everyone knew Elizabeth Warren is planning to run for president in 2020. Now she has confirmed it. She made the announcement on Monday afternoon that she is forming an exploratory committee.
CBS News reports:
Elizabeth Warren takes formal step toward presidential candidacy
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a formal step toward a potential 2020 presidential campaign Monday morning, announcing in an email to supporters and video message on social media that she is forming an exploratory committee to test the viability of a bid for the White House.
The Federal Election Commission posted her statement of organization later in the day. The Massachusetts Democrat expanded on her plans later in the day. She plans to begin traveling to the early-voting primary and caucus states soon. The exploratory committee will enable her to raise money to pay for that travel and to hire staff for this effort.
“The problem we’ve got right now in Washington is that it works great for those who’ve got money to buy influence, and I’m fighting against that, and you bet it’s going to make a lot of people unhappy,” said Warren, who spoke in generalities when reporters asked about her reason for running Monday afternoon.
“In our country if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people you love. That’s a fundamental promise of America,” she said.
Here’s the video:
The 2020 campaign begins now.