Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up the crowd of more than 1,300 Connecticut Democrats Monday at the annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner, the largest fundraising event for the party each year.
Warren was invited to speak as she's become one of the most influential progressive voices in the United State Senate who's a strong ally of both of Connecticut's U.S. senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal.
Murphy even described her as the "class troublemaker" during his remarks.
Warren hit all of her usual topics during her 20-minute speech. She criticized Republican presidential candidates for their stances on the Affordable Care Act and recent Supreme Court decisions.
Most of her remarks were dedicated to the economy and what needs to be done to improve. She placed the blame for flat wages over the past five years on GOP approved policies of the past.
"All of the wage growth has gone to the top 10 percent in this country. Instead of working for all Americans this country is only working for those at the top. That’s not the American Dream. That’s the American Nightmare," she said.
Gov. Dannel Malloy addressed the crowd after Warren, saying that the Democratic Party is the "party of today and the party of tomorrow."
The 2015 edition of the JJB Dinner might have been the final one with the name "Jackson" in its name.
Democratic Committee members have discussed removing President Andrew Jackson's name from the event for his role in the oppression of Native Americans during his time in the White House.