Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced her plans to enter the 2020 presidential election on Monday, New Year’s Eve.
In an email to her supports at 8:30 AM, December 31, 2018, Warren informed her supporters that she is forming an exploratory committee to raise money and hire key staff in preparation for a formal launch of her presidential bid.
Warren is a well-known Democrat, commonly taking an anti-Wall Street position. Many of her past goals and actions have been focused on developing better rules and regulations for middle-class Americans instead of major corporations.
Warren expanded on her reasoning in a press video released alongside the email.
“I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster. And what I’ve found is terrifying: these aren’t cracks families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack.
But this dark path doesn’t have to be our future. We can make our democracy work for all of us. We can make our economy work for all of us.”
Warren is one of the earliest politicians to express their intention of running, aside from President Trump himself. While other big-name players are likely also preparing, they have not made a formal statement at this time.
We’re still a long ways away before election season begins. We can’t draw any kind of conclusions this early. But you know we will be watching.