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35 of the most powerful women in the world in 2020

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Elizabeth Warren, senator and Democratic presidential candidate

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren. AP Photo/John Bazemore

Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from Massachusetts who was elected to the US Senate in 2012. In 2019, Warren announced she would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. 

Warren is a first-generation college graduate, earning her law degree from Rutgers University. In 2008, Warren led the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and in 2012 she defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown to win her Senate seat. 

During the 2016 election, she campaigned for Hillary Clinton, saying, “On one side is a man who inherited a fortune from his father and kept it going by cheating people and skipping out on debts. On the other side is one of the smartest, toughest, most tenacious people on the planet — a woman who fights for children, for women, for health care, for human rights, a woman who fights for all of us, and who is strong enough to win those fights.”

In 2019, Warren became one of the most prominent Democrats to announce their bid for the presidential race. Since then, Warren has outlined her policies and announced a $20.5 trillion plan to fund “Medicare for all,” a healthcare initiative first proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders.

Source: Biography

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