Despite past statements to the contrary, there is a lot of buzz in the air speculating that the 2020 presidential race will see Massachusettes senator, Elizabeth Warren, run as a candidate against President Trump.
Part of the reason for the buzz is that, even though it is expected that Warren is up for a very easy re-election in her home state, she is sitting on a pile of campaign cash: a reported 12.8 million, which is more than any incumbent senator has amassed at this point in an election cycle, begging the question of what she plans to with this funding.
But this isn’t the only reason for speculation. In 2017, Warren released her bestselling book The Fight is Our Fight: The battle to save America’s Middle Class, and it is a battle she seems to be gearing up to fight. She spent much of the year touring with her book, which might have the added bonus of collecting valuable face time with potential voters. On top of this, Warren, who historically has been pretty reserved to the media, has been warming up to reporters, leading many people to believe she may have larger plans.
Although it’s too early for an official announcement, Warren seems to be making moves that have her, along with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, topping lists of potential presidential candidates for 2020.
Warren gained the support of women this year when Republicans used an uncommon rule in the Senate to silence her from reading the words of Coretta Scott King, which she was using in a speech against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that Senator Warren “had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
McConnell probably would never have guessed that in making his announcement, a battle cry of the women’s movement would be launched. And thanks to Senator Warren, “nevertheless, she persisted,” has become another viral hashtag in the efforts to have women’s voices heard in 2017.
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