Warren highlights work with Obama, Harry Reid in new Nevada ad

Warren highlights work with Obama, Harry Reid in new Nevada ad
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's tax bombshell | More election drama in Pennsylvania | Trump makes up ground in new polls New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Democrats blast Trump after report reveals he avoided income taxes for 10 years: 'Disgusting' MORE (D-Mass.) highlighted her work with former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge orders Georgia officials to provide backup paper poll books ahead of election Supreme Court fight should drive Democrats and help Biden Michelle Obama says even former first families can get on each other's nerves during quarantine MORE and former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP senators confident Trump pick to be confirmed by November Durbin: Democrats can 'slow' Supreme Court confirmation 'perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at most' Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink MORE (D-Nev.) in a new ad airing in Nevada ahead of the state’s caucuses next week. 

The 30-second clip that is airing across the Silver State starting Saturday and highlights praise from the two former leaders on Warren’s work on economic issues, including her time setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Obama administration.

“She’s become perhaps the leading voice in our country on behalf of consumers,” Obama says in archival footage included in the video. “Elizabeth understands what I strongly believe – that a strong, growing economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class.”

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“She had studied the financial world and had an insight into it that others didn’t have. When she talks, people listen,” Reid, who remains an influential figure in Nevada politics even after his retirement, adds in another archival clip.

Warren has cast her campaign as a fight against income and financial inequities, proposing a series of plans that would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to help pay for the changes she is putting forth. Among the most touted proposals of her campaign is a 2 percent tax on net worth above $50 million. 

The ad comes as the Massachusetts Democrat seeks to regain momentum in the primary race after third and fourth-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, respectively. Warren in recent weeks has sought to characterize her candidacy as one that can unify progressives excited by her ideas with the moderate section of the party. Figures such as Obama and Reid are a possible nod to this effort. 

Warren is polling in third place in Nevada, according to a new survey released this week, behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPresident Trump faces Herculean task in first debate The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Trump's tax return bombshell New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE.