Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized her populist platform and highlighted her humble beginnings as she made her first campaign stop in New Hampshire – the state that traditionally holds the first primary of the presidential election season.
“This is our chance to dream big, to fight hard, and to make this an America that works not just for the rich and the powerful but an America that works for everyone,” the liberal torchbearer from Massachusetts said to a crowd of several hundred people at Manchester Community College.
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Warren, who was re-elected in November to a second term in the Senate, argued that “we need to make systemic change in this country, real change.”
Warren’s visit was her first to the state since launching a presidential exploratory committee nearly two weeks ago.
Presidential candidates from neighboring Massachusetts have a history of winning the first-in-the-nation primary. Think Michael Dukakis in 1988, Paul Tsongas in 1992, John Kerry in 2004, and Mitt Romney in 2012.
But asked in an interview with Fox News if New Hampshire was a must-win state, Warren wouldn’t directly answer.
Instead she said: “I know there are a lot of folks who have their thoughts on strategies and how all of this is supposed to work. But I am not a professional politician. My first time ever to be in electoral politics was when I first ran for the Senate exactly one term ago.”
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