By Josh Lederman - 09/14/11 11:58 AM EDT
Elizabeth Warren, the former White House official who built President Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the ground up, announced her bid for Senate on Wednesday in Massachusetts.
“I’m going to do this. I’m going to run for the United States Senate,” Warren said in a video statement released on her website.
She made the sluggish economic recovery and its effect on working families the centerpiece of her message.
“Middle-class families have been chipped at, hacked at and squeezed and hammered for a generation now and I don’t think Washington gets it,” she said, explaining her decision to enter the race.
“I grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class and I know it’s hard out there,” she added. “I’ve fought all my life for working families and I’ve stood up to some pretty powerful interests. Those interests are going to line up against this campaign.”
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