Elizabeth Warren To Challenge Scott Brown In U.S. Senate?


BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An aide to Elizabeth Warren, who has taken heat as a presidential economic adviser, says the Harvard Law professor may make a U.S. Senate run in Massachusetts.

Warren would face freshman Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, in 2012.

A Massachusetts Democrat assisting her possible campaign told The Hill Warren would be spending the next few weeks considering a run, making a decision after Labor Day. She also posted an item to Blue Mass Group, a liberal blog.

“In the weeks ahead, I want to hear from you about the challenges we face and how we get our economy growing again,” Warren said. “I also want to hear your ideas about how we can fix what all of us regardless of party know is a badly broken political system.”

The newspaper said Warren has chosen two veterans of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s political operation to help — Doug Rubin, who ran Patrick’s two campaigns, and Kyle Sullivan, a former spokesman for the governor.

Warren recently resigned as an adviser to the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, created by President Obama’s financial regulatory reform law, after Senate Republicans vehemently objected to her being the agency’s first head, The Hill said.

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