She’s in, Elizabeth Warren is making it official. Tomorrow September 14th, 2011 she will announce that she’s running for U.S. Senate against Republican Scott Brown.
Elizabeth Warren was tapped by President Obama to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She hit a Republican brick wall of opposition, which sent her back to Massachusetts to take on the same cause of fighting for the average person, but in a different capacity.
Senator Brown is already ramping up the case that he is also the Wall St. reformer because of his vote in favor of the Dodd-Frank bill.
While Senator Brown enjoys the privilege of being the most popular politician in Massachusetts, a recent poll shows that as an undeclared candidate, Elizabeth Warren only trailed him by 9 points, with 14 months until the election.
Warren will not be making any speeches. She will be traveling to gateway cities around Massachusetts and Boston meeting as many people as she can, something Martha Coakley didn’t really emphasize on during the 2010 special election.
The campaign will instead put up a video of her, talking about the points she will make during this campaign. Warren said,”The pressures on middle class families are worse than ever, but it is the big corporations that get their way in Washington.” in the script given to the Boston Globe, today.
Insiders have long worried that the financial situation of the other Democrats running would be no match for Brown massive war chest, he has accumulated from the likes of Wall St. and the infamous Koch Brothers.
The one big issue facing Scott Brown is voter turnout. In 2012 the voter turnout and more importantly the Democratic base will be out in droves because of the Presidential election. This is an advantage to Warren, but no reason to become complacent.
As Senator, Warren will continue the fight she started with the CFPB, just in the capacity as U.S. Senator. Her website is ElizaebethforMA.com