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Elizabeth Warren: Her Record, Her Policies & Her Donors

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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas,

On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates’ by talking about Elizabeth Warren. After being ignored and erased by the media, she came roaring back at last night’s debate. Minutes after the debate began, she slammed Michael Bloomberg by saying, “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.” She went on to accuse him of “hiding his taxes, harassing women, and supporting racist policies.”

After the debate, Warren’s campaign announced that they raised more than $2.8 million, their “best debate day of the entire campaign.” Warren’s campaign has raised $81 million and has $13 million on hand, according to OpenSecrets. 
After leading in the Democratic field, most in the broadcast media ignored her third place victory in Iowa, her speech after the New Hampshire primary wasn’t carried live on TV, and cable news pundits barely talk about her. What explains this? We’ll discuss her signature issues, including an anti-corrugation bill, a wealth tax, child care for all, and student debt forgiveness. 

Sarah Kleiner, politics reporter for The Center for Public Integrity
Lyz Lenz, columnist at The Gazette and a writer for the Columbia Journalism Review 
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, foreign affairs reporter with HuffPost
Web Resources:
The New Yorker, Sheelah Kolhatkar: Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?
HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Come To Play
HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed: Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan For Foreign Policy. You Just Probably Haven’t Heard About It.
The Gazette, Lyz Lenz: What Makes Someone Change Their Mind?
The Center for Public Integrity, Sarah Kleiner: 9 Things To Know About Elizabeth Warren



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.