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 WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE (D-Mass.) highlighted her work with former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Can you kill a virus with a gun? Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much MORE and former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP embraces big stimulus after years of decrying it Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate Winners and losers from Super Tuesday 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 SandersBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Overnight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes 16 things to know today about coronavirus outbreak MORE.