Mayor of Tucson endorses Warren

Mayor of Tucson endorses Warren
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The Democratic mayor of Tucson, Ariz., announced her endorsement of 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Schiff presses intel chief on staff changes | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Twitter's Jack Dorsey to donate B to coronavirus fight | WhatsApp takes steps to counter virus misinformation Warren releases plan to secure elections during coronavirus pandemic On The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday.

Regina Romero, the first Latina mayor of Tucson, made the announcement days before the Nevada caucuses, where the Latino vote is the largest among the early-voting states, as part of the launch of “Latinas En la Lucha,” a campaign to engage Latino voters for Warren.  

“At every point in our nation’s history Latinas have fought for social justice, for racial justice, for women’s reproductive justice, from Sylvia River to Dolores Huerta,” Romero said. “Our country has proved that when Latinas fight, Latinas win. That’s why today we are launching Latinas En la Lucha — a group of Latinas fighting for Elizabeth Warren.”

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDrugmaker caps insulin costs at to help diabetes patients during pandemic The Hill's Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemic Sen. Brown endorses Biden for president MORE (I-Vt.), has polled well above Warren among Latino voters in multiple surveys and has launched similar campaigns and events focused on courting the Latino vote. 

The mobilization of Latinos in the primary — particularly in battleground states, such as Arizona — gives a glimpse of the important role they’ll play in the general election. 

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Romero’s endorsement touched on the issue that Democratic primary voters say is most important to them: determining which candidate is best suited to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE in November.

“She is the one that has the spine and the courage of her convictions to stand up against Trump,” Romero said. “And she is the right person to beat Donal Trump.”

The Arizona primary takes place March 17, two weeks after Super Tuesday. The Nevada caucuses are set for Saturday.