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Warren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists

Warren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists POW/MIA flag moved back atop White House MORE's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign on Wednesday released a list of 45 endorsements from Michigan officeholders and activists.  

The Massachusetts progressive has obtained the backing from seven current Democratic members of the state legislature, making up more than 10 percent of the Democrats in the state’s House and Senate.

She also has bagged the support of U.S. Rep. Andy LevinAndrew (Andy) LevinOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Obama NOAA leader joins Biden White House in climate role | Study: Climate change could reduce more than 60 countries' credit ratings | NASA climate official says agency has 'renewed emphasis' on practical science applications 14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup Ocasio-Cortez, Warren introduce bill to put 0 billion toward electric public transit MORE (D) and former U.S. Rep. Sander LevinSander (Sandy) Martin LevinFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Here are Kamala Harris's K Street connections Warren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists MORE (D). 

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“I’m grateful to have the support of longtime progressive champions who have fought to make Michigan a better place for working families," Warren said in a statement. "We're in this fight to create big, structural change — and that means building a movement that makes our country work for everyone."

The Democratic state representatives that have publicly backed Warren are Sen. Mallory McMorrow, Sen. Stephanie Chang, Sen. Rosemary Bayer, Rep. Rebekah Warren, Rep. Laurie Pohutsky, Rep. Jim Ellison and Rep. Bill Sowerby.

"Our next president must rebuild the path toward opportunity, equity, and justice – for all of us,” Chang said in a release. “Elizabeth Warren has what it takes to boldly take on our toughest social, economic and environmental justice challenges. She is the best candidate to move us forward on the arc toward justice.

Other officeholders and activists supporting the presidential candidate include Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, Macomb County Commissioner Robert Mijac, Macomb County Commissioner Elizabeth Lucido and Lonnie Scott, who heads the liberal group Progress Michigan.

Scott told The Detroit News that Warren and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergThe truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan Bloomberg, former RNC chair Steele back Biden pick for civil rights division MORE have put the most effort in the potential battleground state. 

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Warren’s announcement comes 41 days before the March 10 primary in the state and days ahead of the Iowa caucuses next week. 

In the 2016 Democratic race, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAmazon workers have spoken — are progressives listening? What's really behind Joe Biden's far-left swing? It's time to declare a national climate emergency MORE (I-Vt.) won Michigan over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 Close the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report MORE. He has the support of U.S. Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan Pelosi's advice for the 'Squad': 'You're not a one-person show' Progressives push Fed to drive funding away from fossil fuel companies MORE (D-Mich.) and state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud. 

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has thrown his support behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE

Trump won Michigan in the general election in 2016 by a narrow margin, in an unexpected win that helped get him the presidency.