Warren’s 2020 step tees up possible brutal battle with Bernie for home-turf primary
Updated: Jan 14, 2019
Before she launched a presidential exploratory committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts reached out in recent weeks to a bunch of leading Democrats in neighboring New Hampshire, the state that for a century’s held the first primary along the road to the White House.
“She asked questions about the lay of the land, what was happening, what the top issues were, who was organized, who was here, who had staff, and who was trying to recruit staff,” a top progressive lawmaker in the state, who asked for anonymity in order to speak more freely, told Fox News.
Monday’s widely expected step was a major move by the well-known progressive senator towards setting up a White House campaign.
And it could also set up a bruising battle for the nomination with another populist firebrand who also hails from a state that neighbors New Hampshire: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.