El­iz­a­beth War­ren, 69


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Serv­ing as a leader within the pro­gres­sive wing oi the Demo­cratic 3arty it’s no se­cret that War­ren is mulling a run. Like Bernie San­ders she is a long­time ad­vo­cate Ior so­cial jus­tice push­ing to ɿx in­come in­equal­ity and the ris­ing costs oi higher ed­u­ca­tion. Oiten dom­i­nat­ing the head­lines with her zingers against Don­ald Trump she has most no­tably jumped into bat­tle with the pres­i­dent over what she calls her Na­tive $mer­i­can her­itage—with mixed re­sults. ,n a pre emp­tive at­tempt to quell at­tacks sure to come ii she does run War­ren gave Trump and 5epub­li­cans more am­mu­ni­tion to be­rate her about her an­ces­try with the re­lease oi a de­tailed DN$ test. The re­sults—show­ing dis­tant min­i­mal Na­tive $mer­i­can an­ces­try—pro­voked ridicule Irom both the pres­i­dent and Na­tive $mer­i­can tribes.

3rior to her stint in pol­i­tics that be­gan in 20 2 War­ren worked as a Har­vard Law School proies­sor spe­cial­iz­ing in bank­ruptcy law. She was also the chiei ar­chi­tect oi the &on­sumer )inan­cial 3ro­tec­tion Bu­reau a reg­u­la­tory body that drove her to run Ior Se­nate aiter 5epub­li­cans in 20 de­nied her the op­por­tu­nity to head the agency un­der 3res­i­dent Barack Obama.

Over the sum­mer War­ren hinted that her mes­sage would in­volve more than sim­ply op­pos­ing the pres­i­dent. Democrats she said must do more than “drive Don­ald Trump and his en­ablers out oi power.ť —Ram­sey Touch­berry

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