Warren to announce Senate run, challenge Brown
September 13th, 2011
04:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Warren to announce Senate run, challenge Brown

Washington (CNN) - Former Obama administration official and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, opening a race between Warren and Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

Kyle Sullivan, a Warren campaign advisor, confirmed the announcement to CNN.

“The pressures on middle class families are worse than ever, but it is the big corporations that get their way in Washington,” said Warren. “I want to change that. I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.”

Warren’s announcement is not a surprise. Warren set up an exploratory committee in August and has spent the last few weeks traveling around Massachusetts on a “listening tour.”

Warren is expected to be in Boston in the morning Wednesday and then make appearances in New Bedford, Framingham, Worcester, and Springfield.

A recent WMUR polls shows Warren as the best chance for Massachusetts Democrats to take back the seat once held by Sen. Edward Kennedy. Though the poll had Warren trailing Brown by 9-points, Warren is leading all other possible Democratic challengers by 6-points.

Warren was tasked by President Barack Obama to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is currently a professor of law at Harvard Law School. She left Washington in early August and returned to Massachusetts, a move that stirred rumors she would challenge Brown.


Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. As GM goes, so goes the country...Unions/Democrats killed GM, now they are killing the country

    Scott Brown will crush this clown handily. The LAST thing we need in DC is another Harvard buffoon with no grasp on reality.

    September 13, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Larry L

    Best wishes to her for a successful campaign. It's critical for rational people to prevent the chaos caused by the Republicans in the Senate, where Republicans even filibustered bills they themselves created and supported.

    September 13, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    RUN LIZ RUN!!!! Send that phony Scott Brown packing in his pickup truck.

    September 13, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Atlanta Independent

    Warren will be Scott Brown he a phoney..Vote all them teabaggars out of the office

    September 13, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. Josh

    I'f anyone has studied the collapse in the housing market, you would know that before the collapse Warren warned that it could happen. Shortly after her comments, her role was minimized within the Bush Administration.

    September 13, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  6. logic in LA

    Go get him Elizabeth!

    September 13, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. Peter M

    We proud middle class Democrats need to unite and be heard loud and clear in 2012!

    September 13, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |