3-24-19 Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at Kennett Middle School in Conway on March 24. She is returning to New Hampshire on Wednesday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will return to the Granite State. for two public events — a town hall in Franconia and a house party in Wolfeboro — on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is set to hold a rally in Manchester on Thursday night (see story, page 3). The last time he was in the state was March 2018.

Warren, who is seeking to be the Democratic Party nominee for president, has visited New Hampshire 13 times since January, traveling across 29 towns and cities.

Warren, 70, will host a town hall at the Franconia Town Hall at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.). The general public can RSVP at tinyurl.com/yyncyupt.

Later that day, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Warren will attend a house party at the home of state Rep. Edie DesMarais, the first Democrat ever to chair the Carroll County delegation. The event is weather-dependent; it will be held outdoors. The public can RSVP at tinyurl.com/y6l7fqnn.

In a poll released Thursday by Franklin and Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research of likely Pennsylvania voters, Warren sat second at 21 percent, trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden, who had 28 percent, but ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had 12 percent. California Sen. Kamala Harris was fourth with 8 percent, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was at 6 percent, with the rest of the field polling at 2 percent or less.

Other Democrats seeking the nomination include Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Steve Bullock, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Seth Moulton, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.

Back on March 24, Warren painted her vision of a better America during a 55-minute talk to a crowd of 150 at Kennett Middle School. She asked the crowd to help her fight for change in three ways: to change rules in Washington to attack corruption head-on; to change the rules in our economy; and to change the rules in order to protect our democracy.

“I get that they are hard things,” she said. “Folks say to me in Washington, ‘Come on, Elizabeth, ask for a little less ...’” But she noted that people must have said the same thing — “Just too hard, you can’t do this” — to the abolitionists, the suffragettes, the early union organizers, the leaders in the civil rights movement and the early LGBTQ advocates.

But, she said, “none of them gave up. They stayed in the fight. They organized, they persisted and they changed the course of American history.”

Warren added: “We have a chance to do the same now. We have a chance to take back our democracy.”

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