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Elizabeth Warren Considers Run for Senate

Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and former administration official for the Obama Administration, is considering running for a Republican Scott Brown’s seat in the US Senate in Massachusetts. Warren filed late last week to establish an exploratory committee.

Stephanie Schriok, president of Emily’s List, expressed her support for Warren: “Elizabeth is poised to make a run in this critical race, and she’s just the candidate to take on Scott Brown, a bait-and-switch tea-partying Republican whose pockets are lined with millions.” Warren is a supporter of consumer rights and is a strong advocate for women’s rights, who formed a new government agency to protect families from corporate abuses, according to Emily’s List. Last week, she traveled throughout Massachusetts conducting what she described as a listening tour.

Senator Brown has indicated his support for Roe v. Wade, but supports the Stupak-Pitts amendment to Health Care Reform. He also supports the Defense of Marriage Amendment (DOMA). He also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act last November.

Sources:

Emily's List 8/19/11; Boston Globe 8/19/11

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