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Feingold Endorses Warren

Feingold Endorses Warren

 

Elizabeth Warren picked up a significant endorsement in her bid to oust Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold gave Warren his first Senate endorsement of 2012, calling her campaign “an absolute crucial part of our fight against the nasty influence of corporate money in politics.”

Feingold, in an email to supporters, suggested Warren was the best candidate to carry on his progressive traditions. To accomplish that, Feingold asked supporters to donate $5 each to Warren before she has to submit her first public financial data on Friday, showing how much money she has raised.

Warren’s campaign has received a lot of attention, but she must first win the Democratic primary. National Democratic leaders have vowed to stay neutral in the primary fight, but given the attention Warren has received, reading between the lines suggests she is their clear favorite as well.

The Warren-Feingold partnership is a natural fit. Feingold has a long history of advocating for progressive and populist Wall Street and corporate reform. Feingold’s word carries significant weight in the progressive community and this first endorsement shows how serious they are taking her campaign.

That backing appears to be paying off as a recent survey by Public Policy Polling has Warren already narrowly leading Brown 46 to 44.

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9:48AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Elizabeth Warren is in fact one of the most remarkable women in the US.

Had she been actually been installed as Special Advisor to oversee the development of the new Consumer Financial Protection Board, she would have sought to insure that the rights of all Americans were better preserved.
Obummer was under a great deal of pressure, to not appoint her, it seems as though the people in the shadows of American life did want her upsetting business as usual.

She will make a fine senator for the State and people of Massachusetts and she will become a force in Washington.

4:58PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

I don't currently know enough about her to weigh in on the topic...I have to get updated!

5:26PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

what a surprise, a dogmatic progressive statist (oops repeating myself aren't I?) blessing another. No way is this something unusual.

Sen Brown is no prize in much of working or thinking America with his Massachusetts Dem lite style of Republicanism but he is so much better than what Taxachusetts has chosen to foist on the nation for decades that it'd be nice to see him actually reelected.

But with someone like Warren and her doctrine of power to the state running against him, I would not be surprised to see Taxchusetts voters feeling that misery loves company will want her to "represent" them. Anyone that can babble the nonsense she does will fit right in to that group of thieves/power mongers lurking in DC.

1:48PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

it's up to people in MA to get their head out of their butt and put someone in with a sense of right and wrong. Too many who end up elected frankly just get "bought and sold" to the highest bidder.

12:50PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

This lady should be able to just walk in to her senate position. She is so bright and capable. I hope the world gets behind her and she gets elected hands down. Bravo!!!!!

12:12PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Sorry for the stutter and double post. Contract for the American Dream Part 3
We can create
good, green jobs in America, address the climate crisis, and build
the clean energy economy.
3. INVEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION. We should
provide universal access to early childhood education, make
school funding equitable, invest in high-quality teachers, and
build safe, well-equipped school buildings for our students. A
high-quality education system, from universal preschool to
vocational training and affordable higher education, is critical for
our future and can create badly needed jobs now.
4. OFFER MEDICARE FOR ALL. We should expand
Medicare so it’s available to all Americans, and reform it to
provide even more cost-effective, quality care. The Affordable
Care Act is a good start and we must implement it – but it’s not
enough. We can save trillions of dollars by joining every other
industrialized country – paying much less for health care while
getting the same or better results.
5. MAKE WORK PAY. Americans have a right to fair
minimum and living wages, to organize and collectively bargain,
to enjoy equal opportunity and to earn equal pay for equal work.
Corporate assaults on these rights bring down wages and
benefits for all of us. They must be outlawed.
6. SECURE SOCIAL SECURITY. Keep Social Security
sound, and strengthen the retirement, disability, and survivors’
protections Americans earn through their hard work. Pay for it
by r

12:09PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Those who do well
in America should do well by America.
AMERICANS NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS. Many of our best workers are sitting idle, while the work of rebuilding
America goes undone. Together, we must rebuild our country, reinvest in our people and jump-start the industries of
the future. Millions of jobless Americans would love the opportunity to become working, tax-paying members of their
communities again. We have a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis.
To produce this Contract for the American Dream, 131,203 Americans came together online and in their communities. We
wrote and rated 25,904 ideas. Together, we identified the 10 most critical steps to get our economy back on track and
restore the American Dream:
1. INVEST IN AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE.
Rebuild our crumbling bridges, dams, levees, ports, water and
sewer lines, railways, roads and public transit. We must invest in
high-speed Internet and a modern, energy-saving electric grid.
These investments will create good jobs and rebuild America. To
help finance these projects, we need national and state
infrastructure banks.
2. CREATE 21ST-CENTURY ENERGY JOBS.
We should invest in American businesses that can power our
country with innovative technologies like wind turbines, solar
panels, geothermal systems, hybrid and electric cars, and
next-generation batteries. And we should put Americans to work
making our homes and buildings energy efficient. We can create
good, green jobs in America, address the

12:09PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Contract for the American Dream Part 2
Those who do well
in America should do well by America.
AMERICANS NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS. Many of our best workers are sitting idle, while the work of rebuilding
America goes undone. Together, we must rebuild our country, reinvest in our people and jump-start the industries of
the future. Millions of jobless Americans would love the opportunity to become working, tax-paying members of their
communities again. We have a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis.
To produce this Contract for the American Dream, 131,203 Americans came together online and in their communities. We
wrote and rated 25,904 ideas. Together, we identified the 10 most critical steps to get our economy back on track and
restore the American Dream:
1. INVEST IN AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE.
Rebuild our crumbling bridges, dams, levees, ports, water and
sewer lines, railways, roads and public transit. We must invest in
high-speed Internet and a modern, energy-saving electric grid.
These investments will create good jobs and rebuild America. To
help finance these projects, we need national and state
infrastructure banks.
2. CREATE 21ST-CENTURY ENERGY JOBS.
We should invest in American businesses that can power our
country with innovative technologies like wind turbines, solar
panels, geothermal systems, hybrid and electric cars, and
next-generation batteries. And we should put Americans to work
making our homes and buildings energy efficient. We can create

12:07PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

CONTRACT FOR THE
AMERICAN DREAM
We, the American people, promise to defend and advance a simple ideal: liberty and justice... for all. Americans who are
willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to find a decent job, get a good home in a strong community,
retire with dignity and give their kids a better life. Every one of us – rich, poor or in-between, regardless of skin color or
birthplace, no matter their sexual orientation or gender – has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is
our covenant, our compact, our contract with one another. It is a promise we can fulfill – but only by working together.
Today, the American Dream is under threat. Our veterans are coming home to few jobs and little hope on the home front.
Our young people are graduating off a cliff, burdened by heavy debt, into the worst job market in half a century. The big
banks that American taxpayers bailed out won’t cut homeowners a break. Our firefighters, nurses, cops and teachers –
America’s everyday heroes – are being thrown out onto the street. We believe:
AMERICA IS NOT BROKE. America is rich – still the wealthiest nation ever. But too many at the top are grabbing
the gains. No person or corporation should be allowed to take from America while giving little or nothing back. The superrich
who got tax breaks and bailouts should now pay full taxes – and help create jobs here, not overseas. Those who do well
i

12:05PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Integrity in DC? What a concept!

My votes for high integrity: Elizabeth Warren, Russ Feingold, of course; Barney Frank, I think candidate Norm Solomon who refuses corporate funding, Barbara Lee. Sob. That's 5, with 1 leaving office...The surroundings tend to corrupt.

Van Jones, someone else I admire, got thrown under the bus after a staged and trumped-up smearing of his reputation leading to the destruction of ACORN. I don't believe for a minute that he or that agency were immoral. They were taken down for quite the contrary, I believe.

We need a country by, for and about the people--not the corporations--which sponsor the police state in which we are increasingly living. As Michael Moore said, "Each person needs to do just a little bit, so no one has to do it all." I'm investigating what I can do with the Contract for the American Dream with Van Jones.

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