Elizabeth Warren endorses progressive House primary challengers as she rises in polls
Elizabeth Warren endorses progressive House primary challengers as she rises in polls Elizabeth Warren endorses progressive House primary challengers as she rises in pollsAs we mentioned, our latest CBS News Battleground tracker, pull to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a percentage Point ahead of Joe Biden in early States, so he still hold a significant advantage in our delegate estimate our Caitlin huey-burns caught up with any New Hampshire, where the races type between Her Biden and Bernie Sanders, but despite her rise in recent weeks, the Massachusetts senator avoided calling herself a front runner what are spikes for and how eyesight and ask people to be part of it wealthy and well-connected. I’M running a campaign that gives people a chance to own their democracy and to make this government work for them. Think of it. This way, there’s so much that Americans agree on it happened and it just doesn’t. We want to see some gun safety regulation, but it doesn’t happen. We want to see the price of prescription drugs looking for worried about climate change, but it just doesn’t happen why? Because of the influence of giant corporations in money in Washington, if there’s a decision to be made in Washington, how to transfer notes campaign to change that, do you imagine yourself as a frontrunner, did you ever think you would be here as in it more and more And more people we’re doing this together side by selling and joining me now or Caitlin huey-burns and Matt Weiser Caitlin is a political reporter for CBS. Then Matt is a national political reporter for the Washington Post. Welcome to you Kaitlyn! I want to start with you. So fascinating to hear Senator Warren, I’m answer your questions about why it is that they support her really resonating with a lot of people who say that they’re supporting her that we found on the ground in these various early states are reporting. They consistently cites the idea that she has plans for the things that she wants to talk about. They also kind of note that Susie, Astic and kind of positive looking campaign is what I’ve heard from voters who talents and a couple interesting things that are in our new CBS Battleground tracker. Pull that also kind of reflects. What we’re seeing on the ground in our reporting, the number of people who are looking for a more Progressive candidate or looking for someone who’s going to take the party forward and not necessarily kind of going back to the way things were under the Obama Administration and Also the notion that Elizabeth Warren is emerging as the second choice for a lot of people found that a lot when I was in South Carolina couple weeks ago, following Joe Biden, Biden supporters, I talked to mentioned that they were also looking at Elizabeth Warren as their Second choice and we’re also seeing in this pole, which I think is is very interesting – is that more and more supportive supporters of hers are finding her to be electable. That means they believe that she could defeat Donald Trump. I did ask her and she said that she pointed to her past races that I know Matt has covered where she was considered, maybe a longer shot or that a woman couldn’t be elected to that position and she kind of uses that to say look. I know how to fight, so that’s what I’m looking for this week on the debate stage and threw out on Senator Warren history with Joe Biden. It’S headlined Biden and Warren longtime Frenemies will finally meet in a debate chasing the biggest prize of all. They do have a long history in a complicated one going back to the late 1990s Elizabeth Warren is a Harvard law, professor sort of challenging several issues around consumer protection issues, Consumer Finance issues and testifying before committee. That Joe Biden was on in the 2000 dealing with the bankruptcy bill on that issue and expect that, probably to come up in Dexter later this week in the in the debate. If they have different styles, different political approaches, different personalities, a different in mini waves and philosophically Elizabeth Warren’s were want to blow this system up. Joe Biden wants to preserve the system, so I think heading into this debate, you’re really going to see those two visions of potentially Clash for the first time on the debate, all the other major candidates have faced one another. This is the first time we get to see the two of them on the same stage, I’m at debate stage for the first time you talked about Senator Warren and Senator Sanders. What do they actually say about their debate? Preparation strategy about the other, their campaign say that they are so focused, is Battleground tracker poll Bernie Sanders. How he’s going to approach this debate? He mentioned Joe Biden because 5 minutes is leading in New Hampshire or ahead of Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, and he differences that he has with Joe Biden. I also asked Elizabeth Warren how she’s preparing differently, knowing that she’s on stage with Joe Biden, she really didn’t, want to take the debate there and said that she is running her own campaign. Talks about the way that she’s raising money compared to others in the field focused on the grass roots, of course, and not doing high-dollar fundraisers, at least in her presidential campaign, compared to some other candidates. So that gives us a sense of kind of what we might. Elizabeth Warren ruled out to endorsements today that could anger some democratic party insiders she indoors two primary Challengers running against a pair of relatively conservative Democrats in Texas and Illinois, tell us Justice Democrats, the group backing these challenges and the fight between them and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Sandra Castillo Cortez, in her successful challenge to Joe Crowley, a longtime incumbent, but they look for potential primary Challenger Elizabeth Warren. It getting involved is she’s. Typically, in her political career stayed out of primary fights did not endorse Ayanna Pressley, who defeated Mike capuano in her home state of Massachusetts. She stayed out of the primary fight in 2016, not backing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton and in that race. So now it in this instance, she is choosing to get involved in into races, one in Texas and one in Illinois. Warren and Caitlin is not the only candidate to back one of these challenges. Bernie Sanders also endorse Marie Newman, but of course, Elizabeth Warren is doing so at a time when she’s actually courting Democratic party Insiders exactly that she is trying to make his campaign as more of a movement than just about her own presidential ambition. The president, but also interesting that this is, could become a bigger issue on the campaign Trail Democrat, why the progressive left in the party at so this could be a sign of successful of Elizabeth Warren’s clout, but more so kind of where the party might be headed. Hellsing at the former vice president, is declining and lacks The energy needed to be President Trump win the general election. It is not often that we hear candidates go after each other in these kind of personal terms. When it comes to health issues, what should we take away from attack? But I think there’s there’s two things: everyone is at Carson Ryan. I don’t think realize he was speaking with a reporter at the time, so I don’t think he was trying to necessarily go on the attack, but I think privately, a lot of candidates in in a voters that we hear from this just concern and and sort of Questions about Joe Biden’s age, he has himself said these are fair. You know, give him a look at look at them on the campaign Trail and it make your determination as people look at him and his physical and mental Fitness. I think that’ll that’ll be something that comes up and, and we’ve seen that earlier on in the campaign of Eric swalwell, make a point about it time for new Eurasian nighttime to pass the torch. And so you hear other candidates make more veiled arguments about this. About a time for a new generation, so I think you’ll hear more of that than maybe the more blunt comments that Tim Ryan was. It was making Caitlin huey-burns and Matt viser. Thank you both very much Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is backing a pair of progressive House primary challengers backed by the group Justice Democrats. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post national political reporter Matt Viser spoke to CBSN’s “Red and Blue” about why the endorsements are significant to both Democratic party insiders and progressive activists.