Elizabeth Warren 2020 Feb 3, 2019 17:42:35 GMT
Post by Admin on Feb 3, 2019 17:42:35 GMT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is preparing a robust, official launch to her presidential campaign in her home state of Massachusetts next week, followed by a six-state, cross country tour that will take her to four early presidential states, key southern states and to delegate-rich California, where an early primary is becoming an increasingly critical calculation to 2020 Democratic aspirants.
Warren’s live launch announcement will take place in Lawrence, Massachusetts from the steps of Everett Mills, the site of the 1912 “Bread and Roses Strike” where thousands of women walked off their factory jobs protesting working conditions and low wages.
Her event isn’t expected to match California Sen. Kamala Harris’ eye-popping, 20,000-strong crowd in Oakland, California last week.
But Warren’s flexing organizational muscle so far unmatched by other 2020 contenders. With an immediate tour of six more states after her launch, Warren will showcase an itinerary of events that put her in front of captive audiences where she personally interacts with voters, sometimes snapping photos afterward for more than an hour.
Since her New Year’s Eve exploratory launch, Warren held 15 campaign events organized by her campaign team, which itself was built out over a period of two years leading up to her announcement.
“There’s no question Warren is out front of the rest in terms of organization,” said former Barack Obama strategist David Axelrod. “She has scored some of the prized early-state organizers, is doing the kind of campaigning one has to do in the early states, and this follows a 2018 in which she was probably more active than any other candidate in contacting and assisting voters. It’s not determinative but it’s meaningful.”