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Elizabeth Warren scoops Working Families Party endorsement ahead of Manhattan rally

2019-09-16

Liz is on a roll — and not just because she’s riding Amtrak.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren scored the endorsement of the Working Families Party Monday as she rode the train into Manhattan for an afternoon rally in Greenwich Village.

Riding a wave of support that has lifted her to near the top of the Democratic presidential field, Warren planned to use the rally in Washington Square Park to tout a new plan aimed at rooting out corruption in Washington D.C.

“Here’s what cheering looks like in the Quiet Car,” Warren tweeted, flashing a thumbs up as she neared Penn Station.

Grateful for @WorkingFamilies endorsement today. Together, we're going to make the big, structural change we need so that government works for all of us—not just the wealthy and well-connected. https://t.co/AF9YNuUR19

The labor-allied WFP endorsed Warren after backing liberal rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary contest. It says Warren grabbed about 60% of a combined tally of an online members poll and a tally of party leaders.

WFP national director Maurice Mitchell refused to release separate breakdowns of the two tallies, leading Sanders supporters to cry foul. They believe grassroots supporters still back their guy over Warren.

Warren has been creeping up in the polls all year long and is now nipping at front runner Joe Biden’s heels. Many surveys show her even with or ahead of Sanders, who is battling her for the support of the party’s progressive wing.

Warren has drawn some of the biggest crowds of the campaign in recent weeks. She was seen by many as the winner of the most recent debate with her folksy “I got a plan for that” style.

Her latest plan aims to stamp out the cozy revolving door between the halls of government and D.C. lobbying.