Elizabeth Warren Launches Exploratory Committee

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August 18, 2011 8:24 a.m.
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Signalling a possible run for office, consumer advocate and Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren has launched an exploratory committee in Massachusetts.

The website, ElizabethForMA.com, went live on Thursday with a contact form for supporters interested in tracking her decision. According to the Boston Globe, Warren filed the paperwork for the new committee the same day. Warren has been heavily courted by top Senate Democrats to run against Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who took office after winning the 2010 special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy. She gained a national following in her role as head of the Congressional Oversight Panel Chair for TARP and was a leading advocate for the creation of a consumer protection agency, a key piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

Warren has been on a “listening tour” of the state this week and recently published a post on liberal blog Blue Mass Group in which she sounded very much like a candidate.

“It is time for me to think hard about what role I can play next to help rebuild a middle class that has been hacked at, chipped at, and pulled at for more than a generation–and that that is under greater strain every day,” she wrote.

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