Warren to make New Hampshire visit over the weekend

Warren to make New Hampshire visit over the weekend
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Dems seize on MLK Day for campaign messaging Kamala Harris staffer mocks O'Reilly for saying Harris 'lost' his vote for president Kamala Harris announces presidential campaign MORE (D-Mass.) is heading to New Hampshire this weekend, marking her first trip to the Granite State since entering the 2020 presidential contest last week.

Warren is set to appear at a private house party in Concord on Friday, before holding an organizing event in Manchester on Saturday, her campaign announced. 

The visit is significant because the Massachusetts Democrat notably skipped the state during the 2018 midterms, opting instead to focus on her own Senate reelection campaign.

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It's also significant because New Hampshire holds the nation's first presidential primaries, making it a crucial stop for any candidate with White House ambitions. 

Warren made a trip to multiple cities in Iowa last weekend after announcing on New Year's Eve that she formed a committee to explore a presidential run, a key step that allows her to start raising money for a White House bid. She's the first major Democrat to wade into the primary field ahead of 2020.

Several other Democrats are expected to announce decisions on presidential runs in the coming weeks and months. Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, formed an exploratory committee last month and is expected to announce his decision on Saturday. 

He's set to make a trip to New Hampshire next week.

The Democratic Primary field is anticipated to be the largest in history with a number of other high-profile party members, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Dems seize on MLK Day for campaign messaging Kamala Harris staffer mocks O'Reilly for saying Harris 'lost' his vote for president Harris after announcing presidential run says her 'highest priority' is protecting Mueller probe MORE (Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders2020 Dems seize on MLK Day for campaign messaging Sanders knocks Trump in MLK Day speech Grassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden: 'We've learned in the last two years, it doesn't take much to awaken hate' 2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president MORE considering bids to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE in 2020.