Obama Adviser Elizabeth Warren Considering U.S. Senate Run

Written by Timothy Ruth on Aug. 12, 2011

Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren may be running for the United States Senate in 2012, facing off against freshman Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts, according to an aide close to her. Warren, who is President Obama’s economic adviser, is not confirmed to be running yet and is still considering it at this point.

An aide that will be assisting her during a possible run told The Hill that she would be making a decision by Labor Day.

In a blog entry on Bluemassgroup.com Thursday, she noted that she wants to hear ideas from her supports about how they fix a “badly broken political system”.

“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 In Washington, I saw up close and personal how much influence special interests have over our law-making, and I saw just how hard it is for families to be heard. I want to hear your thoughts about how we can make sure that our voices –our families, our friends, and our neighbors — are heard again.”

Warren has also hand-picked two Massachusetts veterans to help run a possible campaign — Dough Rubin, who ran two former campaigns for Mass. Governor Deval Patrick, and Kyle Sullivan, who was a spokesman for Patrick at one point.