NASHUA, N.H. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren fired up huge crowds in New Hampshire on Saturday as polls show Clinton narrowly leading Trump in the battleground state.
Lines wrapped around the block as hundreds of volunteers packed the Democratic National Committee local headquarters in Nashua to hear the progressive Massachusetts Senator take on Donald Trump.
And she did not disappoint, drawing a sharp contrast between the party faithful gathered around her and Trump and other members of the GOP.
“They’re making hate OK in this country,” Warren said, pumping her first in the air. “We’re here to say hate is not OK.”
With just six weeks to go to the Nov. 8 election, Warren reminded the crowd of three major issues at stake for their party: The GOP’s vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act; its plan to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding; and its desire to undo the financial reforms that followed the global economic crisis in 2008 and the recession that followed.
She also spoke of banking giant Wells Fargo, just days after she grilled its CEO John Stumpf during a Senate Banking Committee hearing over millions of bogus accounts created by his employees using customer accounts without their knowledge.
“They have said that if they get the chance they’re going to roll back the financial reforms, get rid of Dodd-Frank, leash up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Warren said, as the crowd booed the Republicans.
It was the first of three campaign stops in New Hampshire. Later in the day, Warren was joined in the stump by Gov. Maggie Hassan at a rally at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Gov. Hassan is locked in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country against GOP incumbent Kelly Ayotte.
Warren attacked Ayotte before the Nashua crowd, closely aligning her with Donald Trump.
Sen. Ayotte has said she will support her party’s presidential nominee, but has declined to endorse Trump specifically.
Warren urged the crowd to work to defeat both Trump and Ayotte, telling them this election is “about the health of our families, it is about the health of our economy, and it is about the health of our democracy.”
“That’s why we’re here for Hillary, and that’s why we’re here for Maggie,” she said.
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