Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Massachusetts State House

Boston Statehouse

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren this week took a big step towards an expected run for president in 2020. 

Senator Warren will be in Washington D.C. on Thursday, where she’ll be sworn in for her second term as Massachusetts’ senior U.S. Senator. But she’s let it been known that she’s considering a much higher office. 

Elizabeth Warren launched a presidential exploratory committee this week for a widely anticipated campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. She’s scheduled to visit Iowa this week where she’ll speak with voters about issues like student loan debt, prescription drug costs, and social security.

22News caught up with Warren at the State House where she discussed the details of her exploratory campaign. She explained that “I think this is a moment in America where people really want to get the focus back on things that touch their lives.”

Warren said her focus will be for people who want a government that is on their side, not for the wealthy and well-connected.

The Senator said she never thought she would ever run for office, but chose to because America’s middle class needed an advocate in Washington.

Warren said she also plans to visit New Hampshire very soon where she will continue to lay the groundwork for a possible 2020 presidential run.

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