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Warren Pitches ‘Accountable Capitalism’ to Union Voters

  • Labor is key Democratic bloc in vital Midwestern states
  • Democrats lost some blue-collar workers to Trump in 2016
Elizabeth Warren in Detroit, Sept. 22.
Elizabeth Warren in Detroit, Sept. 22.Photographer: Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg

Elizabeth Warren asked union workers in Detroit on Sunday to embrace her sweeping progressive policy proposals, laying out her vision for “accountable capitalism” that has helped her rise to the top of the polls, where she now runs neck-and-neck with the longtime Democratic front-runner, Joe Biden.

“I’m tired of playing defense against the big money, I’m tired of playing defense against giant corporations that just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” Warren said at a forum hosted by the United Food and Commercial Workers, America’s largest private-sector union with 1.3 million members. “There’s a whole lot more of us than there is of them, and in a democracy that’s what ought to count.”