The first tier three, Biden, Danders and O’Rourke , right now have not done so yet….
Warren had been in the top tier, but O’Rourke has knocked her out….
If the Texan does not run?
Warren would be back up in the early polling….
She has just won reelection in Massachusetts , where polling shows that voters up there would prefer she NOT run for President….
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) became the first major Democratic name to jump into the 2020 presidential race on Monday, announcing that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for the White House.
The senator made the announcement in a video sent to supporters and posted on YouTube.
“America’s middle class is under attack,” Warren said in the video. “How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie. And they enlisted politicians to cut them a bigger slice.”
Warren’s announcement comes about 13 months before the Iowa caucuses. Aside from Warren, the biggest name to have announced an exploratory committee is former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
Warren has long been seen as a leading contender for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The liberal stalwart, first elected to the Senate in 2012, is a proven fundraiser and party heavyweight who declined to step into the 2016 presidential primary.
Warren, 69, is a former Harvard professor who first came to national prominence after the 2008 financial crisis. Warren chaired an oversight panel established by Congress that evaluated government programs intended to bolster the country after the crisis and worked to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Polls suggest former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are the early leaders for the Democratic nomination, which could be a reflection of their high name recognition. If Sanders enters the primary, he and Warren could compete for progressive voters.
The primary is expected to be crowded. Other figures looking at the race include Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand……
The nomination is Joe Biden’s to lose….
Warren will have trouble with the middle of the road Democratic base that prevails in the nomination voting….