Warren Closer To Senate Run

 

Consumer rights advocate and former adviser to President Obama Elizabeth Warren moved one step closer to a Senate run.

Speculation that Warren would challenge Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) first started when she was not picked to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Most recently Warren authored a blog post for a progressive Massachusetts blog where she pledged never to “stop fighting for middle class families.”

More importantly, Warren is currently being advised by two influential Massachusetts Democratic operatives: Doug Rubin, chief strategist behind Gov. Deval Patrick’s two successful statewide runs, and Kyle Sullivan, Patrick’s press secretary for his first term.

Warren plans to spend the next few weeks mulling the bid and will announce her decision shortly after the Labor Day holiday.

A Warren Senate run would provide a focal point for progressives frustrated by a stymied Obama administration and could help get out the vote efforts. Warren would also prove a formidable candidate for Brown and return the seat back to Democrats.

Photo from david shankbone via flickr.

28 comments

W. C
W. C13 days ago

Thanks.

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William C
William C13 days ago

Thank you for the article.

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Michael Clegg
Michael C6 years ago

I, for one, am usually not at a loss for words but the story herein brings me to such a place, leaving me with only one thought.

GO ELIZABETH WARREN, watch out WASHINGTON.

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gordon s.
gordon s.6 years ago

It is good she should run, she is the next Nader!

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Daniel H.
Daniel H6 years ago

We need to take back Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Mass. Ted must be rolling over in his crave wondering how this possibly could have happened that we lost it. I think our Liberal Lion would be very proud (and relieved) if Elizabeth Warren could win it back. If anyone would fight for We The Majority, she certainly would.

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Gayle J.
Gayle, J6 years ago

Elizabeth Warren would be a breath of fresh air in the extremely stale and dysfunctional Senate.
Bernie Sanders needs all the help he can get since he's the only progressive senator left.

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Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K6 years ago

And there's the difference.

The republicans have Bachmann & Palin, we have Warren

They are going for photogenic airheads, we want experience and brains.

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Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda6 years ago

I think the president wants her in the senate.
Good on Elizabeth Warren! May she run and win.

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Lilithe Magdalene
Lilithe M6 years ago

Yes, Elizabeth!

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Phil Wilhide
Phil Wilhide6 years ago

With Dr. Warren and Senator Sanders we only need to find 98 more and we'll be heading in the right direction.

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