Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Elizabeth Warren To Run or Not To Run in the Senate?

Elizabeth Warren didn’t get to be President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the new financial watchdog agency, and now is saying she will give some thought to challenging Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.).

In an interview with MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell Monday, Ms. Warren, who has spent the past year getting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau up and running, didn’t rule out the possibility of a run for the Massachusetts Senate seat but said she needs some time to think about it – once she’s back in the Bay State.

I really have to say, I’ve been working 14 hours a day on trying to stand this consumer agency up , really for more than a year now,” Ms. Warren said. “It has been wonderful work, but it has been all absorbing work.”

Her first priority: taking her grandchildren and great nieces and nephews to Legoland.

Massachusetts does beckon, in the sense that it’s my home,” she said. “And I need to go home. And when I go home, I’ll do more thinking then.” Ms. Warren, a Harvard law professor mentioned that her husband, Bruce Mann, not only traces 13 generations in Massachusetts but also has been keeping her current on Boston sports – a must for a Massachusetts politician.

Mr. Brown won a special election in 2009 to fill the seat of Sen. Edward Kennedy(D., Mass.), who was often referred to as the “liberal lion” of the Senate. Mr. Brown currently faces seven declared challengers, with the possibility of others, in addition to Ms. Warren, entering the race. Many of those who have already announced their candidacies lack name recognition in the state, and Mr. Brown already has a head start of around $10 million in fund raising totals.

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