On her first trip to Iowa since she announced she was exploring running for president in the 2020 election, Senator Elizabeth Warren targeted Wall Street in several speeches with overflow crowds. Warren lambasted Washington for being corrupt and “beholden to giant corporations.” Though more than two dozen Democrats are eyeing the nomination, Joe Biden is seen as the current frontrunner. Biden has yet to decide whether he’s running or not.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first trip to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate highlighted her fiery anti-Wall Street populism and could set the tone for the sprawling field of Democrats expected to jockey for the right to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
In a weekend swing that saw overflow crowds at every stop, the Massachusetts liberal harshly critiqued a Washington political culture she called “corrupt” and “beholden to giant corporations.”
Warren’s critiques of Wall Street’s political influence struck a chord with many of the Iowans who came to see her, 13 months ahead of the Iowa caucuses that formally kick off the nomination race.