Elizabeth Warren, the fiery consumer advocate who recently lost out on President Obama’s nomination to lead the government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, took another step toward running for Senate this week by creating an exploratory committee to research a possible campaign.
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The committee has a website, ElizabethforMA.com, which so far is set up only to take donations and link to supporters on Facebook. She also has her own Facebook page, with 25,679 friends by Friday morning.
“We have a lot of hard work to do in our commonwealth and our country,” Warren said in an email to supporters. “We need to make sure that there is real accountability on Wall Street and that the greed and recklessness that created the last financial crisis do not create another one.”
Warren continues to travel Massachusetts on a “listening tour,” talking to Democratic Party activists and leaders. She says she will announce her decision whether or not to run soon after Labor Day.
“I am glad to be back home, and I look forward to discussing what we can accomplish together,” Warren said in her email.
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