ELECTION 2020

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told more than 400 people who gathered at Manchester Community College on Saturday that her life experience informs policy goals like lifting the minimum wage, making education more affordable, and increasing inheritance taxes to pay for affordable housing.

Warren argued that the country needs leadership committed to ensuring that what she called "the rules," aren’t tilted to benefit the wealthy and well-connected.

“Rules matter, rules made in Washington matter, and that’s why I’m in this fight, that’s it.”

“So, it starts here.”

With those words, Elizabeth Warren began a likely run for president this past weekend in Iowa. After announcing that she’s established a presidential exploratory committee, the Massachusetts senator barnstormed across the state, kicking off the presidential primary season a full 13 months before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

Warren has a fiery, populist message about government corruption and how Washington has turned its back on working Americans, and she wants people to know that for her, it’s personal.

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks with reporters outside her home in Cambridge after announcing that she is setting up an exploratory committee for a run for the presidency in 2020.
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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren kicked off a busy political week with her announcement that she's forming an exploratory committee into a 2020 presidential run. 

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks with reporters outside her home in Cambridge after announcing that she is setting up an exploratory committee for a run for the presidency in 2020.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Will she or won't she? U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has inched closer to answering that question.

'The Process Is Cruel,' Patrick Says In Opting Against Presidential Run

Dec 6, 2018

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick confirmed Thursday he won’t run for president in 2020, telling WBUR in an interview that his decision was due in part to the cruelty of the process.

“As [my wife] Diane and I reflected on it, there’s no way around the fact that the process is cruel,” he told Bob Oakes. “And though she and I were prepared for that, I think we realized that it was going to draw in and affect people we loved who were not necessarily prepared for that or signed up for that.”