Elizabeth Warren's Campaign

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Patrick takes backhanded slap at Warren over Occupy Wall Street comments

Noah Bierman, Boston Globe, October 26, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick said this morning that “I don’t have that level of self-confidence” to claim he laid the “intellectual foundation” for a movement, or anything else, as Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said this week about Occupy Wall Street.

Patrick, on the monthly Ask the Governor with Jim and Margery radio show, said “There’s no one source” for the movement, “and I don’t think this is what she was saying.”

But the governor also added, in a more general comment that did not seem targeted at Warren, that it is “kind of patronizing” for politicians to adopt the movement as their own.

Warren walks fine line on Occupy movement

Backs message, avoids close ties.
Noah Bierman, Boston Globe, October 26, 2011

A widely circulated video for Occupy Wall Street features rousing marchers beating on drums, grainy videos vilifying former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, and a singular voice, held up as a clear-speaking hero: Elizabeth Warren.

The video, filled with file footage of a Warren interview, has been viewed nearly 185,000 times since it was posted on YouTube on October 3 and is one of many indications that some in the movement consider Warren, a Massachusetts candidate for the Senate, their standard-bearer.

Class warfare in the Senate race

Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, October 20, 2011 What’s next? Barbra Streisand crooning “People who need people’’ at an Elizabeth Warren fundraiser? Warren first must win the Democratic primary before she can officially take on Republican Senator Scott Brown. But liberals, near and far, are racing to embrace the Harvard law professor. The lefty-loving Streisand already contributed to the Warren campaign; so did super-liberal George Soros and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Getting an early jump on an election that is still more than a year away, a New York Times editorial rhapsodized about Warren’s appeal ... Class

Elizabeth Warren’s Appeal

New York Times Editorial, October 16, 2011 For a few years now, politicians straining against all of the antigovernment demagogy have been searching for a way to energize public interest and remind voters of the essential government services and protections they rely on and all too often take for granted. President Obama has struggled to find that language, only recently beginning to draw a clear contrast between his goal to revive the economy and put Americans back to work and the stagnation that is the inevitable result of the Republicans’ antitax, antispending policies. While most other Democrats are afraid to talk about the need for higher taxes ... Elizabeth

Elizabeth Warren solidifies frontrunner position - video

Alison King, NECN, October 5, 2011 The first debate in the Massachusetts senate race is over. Tuesday night, six Democrats looking to unseat Republican Scott Brown faced off. Accepting the endorsement of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Elizabeth Warren is feeling good about her Tuesday night debate debut.  “It was, it was actually fun,” she said. Warren got solid reviews for a strong performance, solidifying her frontrunner status. "She was the one that took command,” said Dan Payne. “She had poise and confidence and she was just downright refreshing.” ... Elizabeth

Want to Know Why MNA/NNU Was First to Endorse Elizabeth Warren for Senator?

Massachusetts Nurses Association, September 23, 2011 Elizabeth Warren was already a rock star among progressive activists, but a new video featuring the Massachusetts Senate candidate trashing the idea that taxing the wealthy is tantamount to "class warfare" is electrifying Democrats who view her as one of the party's best electoral hopes in 2012. The video has been linked on dozen of progressive blogs in recent days after it was posted on YouTube by someone claiming to be unaffiliated with Warren's campaign. It features the former White House adviser during a pre-campaign tour in August discussing the back and forth between Democrats and Republicans over how to solve the nation's financial crisis. ... Want

Harvard link could aid, hinder Warren

Mary Carmichael, Boston Globe, September 20, 2011

Elizabeth Warren has been a Senate candidate for only a week, but already her campaign has historic significance, at least at Harvard University: She is the school’s first professor to run for federal office in many years and one of very few ever with a shot at winning.

Warren’s Harvard link could be an advantage, providing an informal network of influential colleagues, students, and alumni in her bid for Senator Scott Brown’s seat.

But her connection to the university could also hurt her. A Harvard line on a résumé appeals to employers but plays less well with some voters.

Democratic rivals chafe at Warren’s sudden ascent

Former Harvard professor untested on trail.
Frank Phillips, Boston Globe, September 17, 2011

Elizabeth Warren had no sooner entered the crowded Senate race this week than she was widely viewed as the clear front-runner to challenge Republican incumbent Scott Brown next year.

But even as she has exploded onto the scene amidst huge media attention, Warren is far from a proven commodity on the campaign trail, and she faces five other candidates determined that they, too, can win.

Some, like Alan Khazei, the founder of the City Year youth volunteer program, have the experience and the cash to back up that hope.

The other Warren moves to the head of the pack

Gabrielle Gurley, CommonWealth, September 14, 2011 It’s official: Scott Brown can start worrying. Elizabeth Warren is in. Prior to Warren’s announcement, smart money was on Brown to skate to re-election. After all, Brown is the most popular politician in Massachusetts. None of the seven Democrats vying to retake the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s seat, a field that includes City Year co-founder Alan Khazei and Methuen Democratic City Committee straw poll winner Setti Warren, had shown any hint of the mojo required to propel them past the Republican favorite in the 2012 contest. What a difference a day makes. ... The

Warren to seek Brown’s Senate seat

She will travel state to declare.
Frank Phillips, Boston Globe, September 14, 2011

Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and a Wall Street critic, will officially embark this morning on her run for the US Senate seat held by Republican Scott Brown.

Drawing on the populist-tinged rhetoric that made her a national figure, Warren will launch her candidacy by greeting voters across the state, beginning with a morning visit to a Boston MBTA station. She will then head to New Bedford, Framingham, Worcester, and Springfield, making similar appearances shaking hands and greeting voters.

Elizabeth Warren running against Scott Brown for Senate

Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, September 13, 2011 Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren is making it official - she’s running against Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) in 2012. The former Obama administration official will announce her bid Wednesday with an online video as she continues her tour of Massachusetts. “The pressures on middle class families are worse than ever, but it is the big corporations that get their way in Washington,” Warren said in a statement. “I want to change that. I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.” ... Elizabeth

The middle class candidate

Jack Sullivan, CommonWealth, September 8, 2011

When Elizabeth Warren was asked at one of her invitation-only, listening-tour house parties in Andover whether she was ready for the onslaught of scrutiny a potential US Senate candidacy will bring her, she got very quiet, according to some who were there.

After a brief pause, she launched into a passionate – even emotional – soliloquy about the struggles and challenges facing middle class Americans who she said have to live from paycheck to paycheck, if they’re lucky to have one. If middle class Americans can keep moving forward, she said, by gosh she could, too.

Warren addresses labor council

One candidate says she gets spotlight over those declared. Noah Bierman, Boston Globe, September 6, 2011 Elizabeth Warren has yet to officially declare that she is running for US Senate, but the former presidential aide took another step yesterday toward fortifying her position as the choice of the Democratic establishment - a trend that is beginning to wear on the Democrats who have already entered the race. Introducing Warren at the annual Labor Day breakfast yesterday, the president of the Greater Boston Labor Council compared her to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy ... Warren

Warren’s Labor Day tease - video

David Catanese, Politico, September 5, 2011 Elizabeth Warren teased her likely Massachusetts Senate candidacy in a speech before the Greater Boston Labor Council Monday, pledging to "not give up without a fight. ... I'm going to keep fighting for middle class families, for working people. Whether I fight as an outsider or fight from the floor of the Senate," she said before being interrupted by an eruption of applause and a standing ovation. Scroll to the 8:52 mark to see the moment captured by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's camera. ... Warren

Will Elizabeth Warren run? - video

Tom Langford, NECN, September 5, 2011 Elizabeth Warren looks like a candidate, sounds like a candidate and has already been endorsed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. "We want to bring back the American dream," said Association President Donna Kelly-Williams. "And everything that Elizabeth is saying is everything that we stand for." So when Warren gave this campaign-style speech at the annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston, those in the room hung on her every word to see if she'd officially enter the US Senate race. ... Will

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