Elizabeth Warren, who TIME magazine dubbed a "New Sheriff of Wall Street," is running for Senate in Massachusetts. Her focus on rebuilding America's Middle Class has been the cornerstone of her life's work as well as her current campaign. In addition to economic reform, Warren is also fighting for affordable health care and reproductive rights.
Prospects and Opponent: Warren is running against Republican Senator Scott Brown in addition to Democrats Tom Conroy and Jim King. Thus far, Warren has generated national attention and even sparked attack ads from Karl Rove. While the polls will remain tight until the primary election on August 7th, she has what it takes to become the first female senator from Massachusetts.
Background and Legislative Achievements: Not only has Warren taught law at Harvard University for almost two decades, but she also served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. In addition, she:
- Established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- Won a spot on TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World List twice (2009 and 2010).
- Wrote nine books on the economy and the Middle Class.
Other Endorsements: EMILY's List, WCF, FemPAC