Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that she’s setting up a committee to explore a bid for the White House in 2020, making her the first Democrat to enter what is shaping up to be a very crowded field with no clear frontrunner.
Warren announced the move with an email to supporters that included a video framing her mission as taking on big banks and corporations and fighting for America’s middle class, themes that helped make her a progressive star in the wake of the financial crisis a decade ago.
“I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but why other families, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster,” she said. “These are cracks America’s families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack.”