Warren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists

Warren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low 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) LevinUS, Mexico set for new post-NAFTA trade era House members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes Warren, Levin introduce legislation for federal contact tracing program MORE (D) and former U.S. Rep. Sander LevinSander (Sandy) Martin LevinWarren gets endorsements from 45 Michigan officeholders, activists Bottom Line Canada left facing a fait accompli in NAFTA negotiations 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 BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify 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. 

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