Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that she plans to run for president in a 2020 White House bid, The New York Times reports.
Warren announced that she was establishing an exploratory committee, making her the first major Democratic candidate who plans to put their name up in the contest for her party’s presidential nomination.
Soon after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, Warren shared the news with her supporters via email and social media. According to NBC News, she plans to advocate for economic fairness and rebuilding the middle class.
“Our government is supposed to work for all of us, but instead, it has become a tool for the wealthy and well-connected,” she says in a more than four-minute video announcing her exploratory committee. “If we organize together, if we fight together, if we persist together, we can win.“
The Democratic field will be heavy and will lead to an expensive nomination bid. But if she was to win her party nomination, Warren would come up against President Donald Trump, with whom she has already clashed with in the past.
The president has referred to Warren by an offensive nickname — Pocahontas — because Warren has said before that she has Native American heritage in her family.