Warren says she will run for reelection

Warren says she will run for reelection
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Dems protest vote on controversial court pick Dems call for hearings on Trump’s CFPB nominee to be put on hold Dems to propose legislation to prevent ICE from shackling pregnant women MORE (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that she will run for a second term in 2018.

Warren, a progressive stalwart, is a popular senator in the Bay State and raised her national profile during the 2016 presidential election as a vocal critic of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE.

“The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots, and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country,” Warren wrote in an email to supporters, according to the Boston Globe. “This is no time to quit.”

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Warren notably stayed quiet during the Democratic primary, but ultimately backed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE once she became the party’s nominee.

Warren, 67, was floated as a potential Clinton running mate and is widely considered a possible 2020 presidential contender.

Warren vowed to take on the “Trump Administration’s racism, sexism, bigotry and hate” and fight for minority groups and embrace diversity. She also promised to continue fighting for debt-free college, minimum wage increases and Wall Street reforms.

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling all but announced in an interview late last year that he would mount a bid to unseat Warren

“I don’t kid myself: the upcoming fights in the Senate — and our campaign in Massachusetts in 2018 — are likely to be uglier and nastier than anything we’ve ever imagined,” she wrote. “I’m not taking anything for granted.”