Nevada Democrats have landed a long-rumored 2020 presidential hopeful to headline their convention in Reno next month.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will deliver the keynote address at the state Democratic convention on June 23. U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is also scheduled to speak.
Warren — a former law professor and progressive firebrand long thought to be on Democrats’ shortlist of potential presidential nominees — built her political reputation as an outspoken critic of big banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
She served as chair of a congressional oversight panel formed to oversee Recession-era bank bailouts. The first-term Senator was later named a special advisor to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama.
“We are honored and delighted to welcome Sen. Warren to Nevada to address our state convention next month. Sen. Warren has always been a fighter for working families and a fierce advocate for economic equality for all,” Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy said in a Friday statement. “She understands that Nevada is crucial for Democrats’ success in the 2018 midterms. We’re thrilled to have Sen. Warren fighting alongside us this year to elect Nevada Democrats up and down the ticket and turn our state blue.”
Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla said additional details on the convention, including more information on other speakers, will be provided in the coming weeks.