Warren's trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run

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"If you believe that government out to work for all of us, then I think that's what the democratic party should be all about", Warren said to cheers.

"Senator Warren has been a longtime advocate of aggressively addressing climate change and shifting toward renewables, and supports the idea of a Green New Deal to ambitiously tackle our climate crisis, economic inequality, and racial injustice", the staffer told Axios.

"There's going to be so many candidates this year", said Scott Punteney, chair of the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party. "I wish her well", Trump said.

Warren's visit this weekend, four days after announcing she is exploring a run for president, will be a crucial test of her appeal beyond her base in MA, but Iowa could be a tricky battleground. They were meant to give Warren a chance to speak to larger audiences and allow her team to begin logging names and contact information for those interested in more information.

Warren's travels will first track the state's western border, with a stop on Friday night in Council Bluffs ahead of a Saturday event in Sioux City.

The United States immigration system should be able to look at criminals, terrorists and nine-year-old girls, and possess the ability to know the difference, she said.

The announcement made clear that Warren is in the race for the Democratic nomination, but by forming an exploratory committee, she is technically still one step short of officially becoming a presidential candidate.

Trump and other conservatives have seized on Warren's past claims of Native American heritage in their opposition to the progressive senator. "I wish I could just open the door and have lots of folks in, but this is a way to do it", she said, adding that her beer of choice is Michelob Ultra, what she called "the club soda of beers". Bernie Sanders' Iowa caucus director in 2016. Steyer plans to visit Iowa Wednesday.

Iowa's caucuses will not be held for another 13 months in February of 2020.

We can not allow billionaires & giant corporations to buy our Democratic primary.

"Taking this group of people off the board so early may put pressure on other potential candidates to speed up their timelines", Rynard wrote.