Obama backs Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts
October 16th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama backs Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts

(CNN) – She served as one of President Barack Obama's top advisers during the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, so it's no surprise that Obama has thrown his backing behind Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

"Elizabeth Warren will be a strong, tireless and determined advocate for the people of Massachusetts, building on her remarkable record of working to help middle class families get ahead," Obama wrote in his statement. "Her life's work has been helping ordinary Americans get the fair shot they need and deserve."

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Obama goes on to laud Warren's work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she helped found.

In a statement of her own, Warren said she's "honored to have President Obama's endorsement and eager to work with him to help the people of Massachusetts and to level the playing field to help middle class families get ahead."

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Critical Thinking

    Miss Warren, you should have waited for the outcome of the debate and the libyan investigation. What you see as coat tails is really an anchor.

    October 16, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  2. Barry

    Kind of ironic isn't it? Two people being challenged on their true heritage backing each other politically...

    October 16, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. gt

    this is really big news..obama backs democratic native american from harvard...

    October 16, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Wall Street voted Scott Brown their favorite senator last year. Wonder why .....................PROFITS at the expense of taxpayers is why.

    October 16, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  5. Larry in Houston

    not much news here – who do you think he's going to back ? certainly not a republican.
    May the Best Man Win – 2012
    Hillary – 2016 ( with a surplus in – 2018 )

    October 16, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. demwit

    America's first African-American President
    Massachusetts first Cherokee Senator
    Now that"s progress!!

    October 16, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. joe

    she will do a good job. Forward 2012 Obama/Biden

    October 16, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. Lionel

    Elizabeth Warren would be a great Senator. We need more politicians like her in office.

    Do not reward the Republicans by voting them back into the office. Look, they left this country in an economic mess, started two wars and gave away trillions in tax cuts to the super wealthy. They keep blaming Obama for not cleaning up their mess fast enough.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  9. Jerry

    She is a proven liberal that hates truth and herself

    October 16, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    That is the BEST reason I know of.......to NOT vote for her!

    October 16, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. Daveinil

    I'm having trouble telling Warren and Pelosi apart. They're both slimy politicians who bend the truth to fit their own agenda.

    October 16, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  12. Sorensen

    Elisabeth Warren is a champion of the real people. She will win. And the funny guy in the truck should go back to his
    modeling job.

    October 16, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. Dar

    Well Obama's record of backing a person hasn't gone to well for them. Poor Poor Elizabeth, sinking with the ship now.

    October 16, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. CBR

    Her opponent has tried to cast Ms. Warren in a bad light. He debate comments were way out of line. None of us should speculate on a person's heritage based on skin color, eye color, shape of nose, etc. How childish was that and how little understanding of heritage.
    Mr. Brown may have been a centerfold but he should not be the center of anyone's team in Washington. Ms. Warren is extremely bright, a wonderful teacher and a person who will bring new ideas to the Senate. Massachusetts needs Ms. Warren.

    October 16, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |