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Warren draws crowd of 12,000 at first MN campaign stop

Warren spoke at Macalester College Monday evening.

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s St. Paul town hall drew a crowd of 12,000 Monday evening, the largest on her campaign trail so far.

Warren held the town hall at Macalester College, her first campaign stop in Minnesota. According to reports, the event had to be moved outside because of the large attendance.

Instead of focusing on President Donald Trump, Warren focused on issues like green energy and the economy.

Warren, who has grown her platform with progressive policies including tuition-free college and Medicare for All, stayed after her town hall for several hours to take selfies with attendees, according to a Warren campaign staffer on Twitter.

Former state Rep. Erin Maye Quade (D-Apple Valley) introduced Warren at the town hall. Other local leadership in attendance included Minneapolis Ward 9 City Council Member Alondra Cano and Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender.

Before stopping in Minnesota, Warren made a campaign stop in Iowa earlier on Monday. There, she spoke with local Native American groups and apologized for previously having claimed Native ancestry.

Recent poll numbers show Warren is one of the top candidates in a still-crowded Democratic debate, trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden, according to CNN

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