Ex-Trump campaign adviser praises Warren for introducing proposals with 'originality'

A former Trump campaign adviser is praising Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenNew poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say' MORE (D-Mass.) for running a more substantive campaign than her fellow 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.

“She’s actually the only Democrat candidate who’s putting out detailed proposals with some originality,” Jack KingstonJohon (Jack) Heddens KingstonLobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Thankfully, the doctor is in Ex-Trump campaign adviser: Biden would be able to 'sit down and get some things done' with Republicans MORE, a senior adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, told Hill.TV on Thursday.

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Kingston added Warren is also one of the few Democratic contenders who can clearly set herself apart from President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE.

“Unlike so many of them who are just always, ‘I’m not Trump, I hate Trump, did I tell you I’m not Trump’ — Elizabeth is saying that but she’s also saying here’s my economic plan, and here’s what I would do income inequality and the Green New Deal,” he said.

Warren has seen her political stock rise in recent weeks after having come out with a number of detailed policy proposals.

She has emerged as the preferred candidate among Democratic voters when the issue of electability is taken out of the equation, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Democratic digital firm Avalanche.

The poll was broken down into two separate questions: Who they would vote for if the primary election were held today, and who they would choose if they had “a magic wand and can make any of the candidates president.”

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE took the top spot in the first question, getting 29 percent of the vote. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say' MORE (I-Vt.) came in second with 17 percent, while Warren came in third with 16 percent of the vote.

But when Democratic voters were asked to choose who they preferred to automatically become president, 21 percent selected Warren, while 19 percent each tapped Biden and Sanders.

—Tess Bonn