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

A former Trump campaign adviser is praising Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission 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 KingstonPanel: Why is Tom Steyer running for President? Panel: AOC claps back at Pelosi and Bernie surges in polls Ex-Trump campaign adviser praises Warren for introducing proposals with 'originality' 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 Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota 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 BidenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Booker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Panel: Has Joe Biden been wrong on everything for 40 years? MORE took the top spot in the first question, getting 29 percent of the vote. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission 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