Elizabeth Warren touts goals in campaign stop at Macalester

Democrat from Massachusetts visits non-profit on Tuesday

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August 20, 2019 - 5:05 am
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continues her first campaign trip to Minnesota on Tuesday.

The US Senator from Massachusetts visits a non-profit before taking part in a panel discussion on criminal justice.

Warren drew a large crowd to Macalester College in St. Paul on Monday night, highlighting key issues such as health care, climate change and immigration.

"It looks like Minnesota is ready for some change in Washington," she said, drawing a large ovation from the gathering. "Ready to get into the fight and make it happen? Anybody?"

There were some estimates of more than 10,000 at the event, which would be among the largest Warren has drawn for a campaign appearance.

One of the latest polls shows Warren rising to the number two spot among the nearly two-dozen Democratic candidates for president, passing Bernie Sanders and trailing front-runner Joe Biden.

In a statement, Minnesota Republican party chair Jennifer Carnihan called Warren's policies radical, and far-left.

Warren's next stop is California.

She also took part in a two-day Native American forum in Sioux City, Iowa.

That event tested Warren's ability to move beyond the flap over her previous discussions of her heritage, for which she apologized to the Cherokee Nation.





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