Warren picks up key endorsement from Iowa state treasurer

Warren picks up key endorsement from Iowa state treasurer
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally On The Money: Supreme Court takes up challenge to CFPB | Warren's surge brings scrutiny to wealth tax | Senators eye curbs on Trump emergency powers MORE (D-Mass.) picked up an important endorsement Wednesday from Michael Fitzgerald, Iowa’s longtime state treasurer.

Fitzgerald is the longest-serving state treasurer in the country, and one of the last two uncommitted Democratic officials elected statewide in Iowa.  

Fitzgerald’s endorsement is Warren’s sixth from an Iowa state official.

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A new poll released Wednesday by the Democratic group Focus on Rural America found Warren in a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE among Iowa Democrats.

Iowa is a critical state for Warren, who with a victory in the caucuses next year could turbocharge her campaign.

In explaining his endorsement, Fitzgerald told The Associated Press that Warren “can address the biggest problems we have, and that is the hollowing out of the middle class. She’s clear, you understand her message, and I want her fighting for me and all of us.”

If history means anything, then the endorsement could prove pivotal for Warren.

In 2007, Fitzgerald was an early endorser of then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaClinton suggests Russia grooming Gabbard to run as third-party 2020 candidate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington mourns loss of Elijah Cummings Obama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' MORE (D-Ill.), who went on to win the Iowa caucuses.

Warren and her fellow candidates will be back in Iowa this weekend for the Polk County Democratic Party Steak Fry, a significant fundraising event as the countdown to the Iowa Democratic caucuses begins to enter the homestretch.