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.
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