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 WarrenOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction Group aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story 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 HarrisOcasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' Harris to oppose Trump's attorney general nominee MORE (Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWomen's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC Group aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenLosing the fight against corruption and narco-trafficking in Guatemala Group aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated MORE considering bids to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE in 2020.