SEATTLE — The Seattle Center Armory was packed with Elizabeth Warren supporters despite her poor performance in the Nevada caucuses where Bernie Sanders was the victor.
When Warren came to the stage, she came ready, after arriving in Seattle from Nevada.
“I’m not in this fight to talk about change. I’m in this fight to make change,” Warren said.
After congratulating Sanders on his Nevada win, she told the crowd her campaign had raised $9 million since Wednesday night’s debate. Then she quickly turned to blast Mike Bloomberg for several minutes.
Every time Bloomberg’s name was mentioned, the crowd booed, and she compared him to President Donald Trump when it came to issues concerning women.
“Let me just put it this way ... we’re not substituting one arrogant billionaire for another in 2020.”
One thing to note, she mentioned Bloomberg even before talking about the president.
“He argues that he’s the safest bet to beat Donald Trump. He’s not safe ... he’s just rich!”
She also hit at the president. “Donald Trump has a strategy. His strategy is hate. It’s to turn people against people.”
More than 7,000 people were in attendance to hear Warren speak. Some stood in line for hours, only to have to watch her from an overflow room.
“She leads with so much heart. That to me, it feels undeniable,” one supporter said.
“She’s a historic presidential candidate. No matter how she does tonight, I will always remember back to seeing Elizabeth Warren,” another supporter said.
Warren’s visit comes just one day after the ballots for the March 10 presidential primary were sent to voters in the state.
Her scheduled visit comes less than a week after Sanders held a public rally Monday night at the Tacoma Dome. Democratic U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Seattle, who chairs Sanders’ state campaign, joined Sanders at the event. Actor Tim Robbins was one of the speakers and the band “Portugal. The Man” performed.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains in flux, with Sanders vying with other top contenders, including Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who held a private fundraiser in Seattle last week.
Saturday also marked the third state presidential primary vote -- the Nevada caucuses.
Video below of Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigning at Seattle Center Armory:
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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