Shunning Corporate Donors and Pledging People-Powered Campaign, Warren Shuttering Fundraising PAC

Posted January 09, 2019

One attendee questioned Warren's decision to take a DNA test previous year to prove her Native American heritage to President Donald Trump. "Democratic campaigns usually start in the bigger, more Democratic areas", said David Yepsen, an Iowa-based political analyst and former longtime dean of the Iowa press corps.

Warren was been a favorite target of Trump, who frequently calls her "Pocahontas" - a reference to Warren's claims of Native American heritage.

Another anti-Trumper, Ohio's departing Republican Governor John Kasich, had already declared that he is "very seriously" considering a dark-horse primary challenge against Trump.

Trump frequently belittles Warren's claims by calling her "Pocahantas", but she faced criticism from fellow Democrats and Native Americans for taking the test.

Some Democrats want a candidate who has all three of those traits, Price said, but others are looking for someone who fits well into one of those lanes.

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'Yes, you can!' an audience member said in response.

Warren hired Kane Miller, who managed Democrat Abby Finkenauer's winning campaign over GOP U.S. Rep. Rod Blum in Iowa, and Janice Rottenberg, who led the Iowa Democratic Party's coordinated campaign and was credited with helping the party win two GOP-held U.S. House seats and gain ground in the state legislature.

KHALID: And, Michel, really that is kind of the crux that we've been hearing from her in Iowa.

"There are too many people who get their power from turning working people against working people", the Massachusetts Democrat said a day later in Storm Lake during a riff on long-stalled talks over comprehensive immigration revisions.

Despite the friendly reception that Warren received, retired teacher Carla Hawkins of Council Bluffs was far from ready to commit.

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"I think there's a lot of men out there that would never vote for a woman", said Leggio. "It's throughout the system", Warren said, igniting cheers from more than 500 in a downtown event hall Saturday evening. And I don't know.

I'll announce a plan early in the new year. The senator wound down PAC for a Level Playing Field, her leadership political action committee, near the end of her successful 2018 re-election campaign, spokeswoman Kristen Orthman told CNN, and is in the process of winding down the Elizabeth Warren Action Fund, her joint fundraising committee. "Those are the issues we need to worry about, and that's where we need to focus". And Warren is arguably the highest-profile candidate to get this close to entering the race.

On immigration, the issue that has drawn the USA government to a halt, Warren spoke of a trip to the border she recently took. Warren's staff logged the names and contact information for those interested in more information.

Warren will have the chance to forge more personal connections with the state's activists and powerbrokers, starting Saturday with about 20 Democratic activists at a private home in central Iowa and Sunday at a Des Moines cafe.

"I'm here to ask every one of you to be a part of this", Warren said. Doug Jones (D., Ala.) and Hillary Clinton primary states regional director, is reportedly assisting the Warren campaign as well.

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