The liberal Senate populist is winning crowds in red states
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Before a cheering crowd of several hundred, Elizabeth Warren summoned the familiar and fiery spirits of Democratic populism. “Our job is to fight for the families of America,” the Massachusetts Senator yelled over applause in a hotel ballroom July 14. “Stitch up the tax loopholes so that millionaires and billionaires pay at the same tax rate as the people in this room.”
What was striking was less her theme–the former Harvard Law professor has had the same mantra since she burst onto the national scene as an overseer of the bank bailout–than the venue: Shepherdstown, W.Va. In 2012, President Obama narrowly lost the town, and he got creamed in the state, garnering just 35.5% of the vote.