Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

Published 12-14-2018

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential 2020 presidential campaign.

The Massachusetts Democrat visited historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. It follows her widely panned release of a DNA test meant to prove she had some Native American heritage.

That move was intended to rebut President Donald Trump's "Pocahontas" nickname for her. But it left Warren open to suggestions she was ill-prepared for the political fallout.

Her Friday speech offered an opportunity to regain her footing and talk more about the role of race in American life and less about her own personal story.

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