Elizabeth Warren plans first Iowa visit as Presidential candidate

Published: Jan. 1, 2019 at 1:52 PM CST
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Fresh off forming her exploratory committee, Elizabeth Warren will make her first campaign visit to Iowa this weekend.

The Democrat announced events for Saturday, January 5th, including two organizing events in Sioux City at 9:30 am and in Des Moines at 6:30 pm. She'll also host a roundtable in Storm Lake at 12:45 pm. Iowa is the home of the first contest in the Presidential primary process with the Iowa Caucuses currently scheduled for February 3, 2020.

Warren announced she is forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve, the first step in the process of running for Governor. Warren joined John Delany as the only "official' candidates for president, though several other Democrats are exploring their options.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections, and quickly became one of the party's more prominent liberals.

Now, as a likely presidential contender, she is appealing to the party's base. A video released Monday announcing her move notes the economic challenges facing people of color along with images of a women's march and Warren's participation at an LGBT event.

President Trump said he would love to run against Warren. Trump frequently mocks Warren as "Pocahontas", a reference to her Native American descent, and Warren has been an outspoken critic of the President.