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Senator Elizabeth Warren rallies in Las Vegas

Posted at 9:52 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 00:54:25-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren visited Las Vegas Sunday afternoon as part of a seven-state tour.

Las week she declared her candidacy for presidency in the 2020 election.

According to her campaign manager, 500 supporters showed up hear her plan for presidency.

Senator Warren’s rally geared towards a government, she believes would works for all people.

She the crowd that the country has gotten richer, but wages remain the same, and she wants to help rebuild the middle class.

"Today a minimum wage job in America will not keep a mamma and a baby out of poverty. That is wrong and its why I'm in this fight," Warren said.

Republican analyst Jesus Marquez, who lives in Las Vegas, told 13 Action News the economy is fine.

"Her ideas are not good for the country. She talks about building the middle class but is being built right now as we speak. We are at the lowest unemployment level in 50 years," Marquez said.

Marquez believes Senator Warren’s numbers will remain low even after she apologized for claiming she was Native American.

"She's going to have a hard time. Her percentage on numbers are not too good even in her own party,” Marquez said.

Warren told voters the federal government in Washington only works for the rich and the powerful and called that corruption.

Senator Warren pitched an idea to supporters, a two percent wealth tax on those with more than 50 million in assets.

"When we have a that only works for the rich and the powerful, that is corruption plain and simple, and we got to call if for what it is," Warren said.

The Massachusetts senator also touched on housing, racial issues, women’s health, among controversial topics.