Warren says she will run for reelection

Warren says she will run for reelection
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNearly six in ten want someone other than Trump elected president in 2020: poll Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic Leader Merkley seeking to change Oregon law so he can run for president and Senate in 2020: report 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 TrumpMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Avenatti denies domestic violence allegations: 'I have never struck a woman' Trump names handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa 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 ClintonMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Mattis defends border deployment during visit to troops | Bolton aide exits WH after clash with first lady | House blocks Yemen war resolution | Report warns of erosion in US military superiority Exit polls show more women breaking with Republicans 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.”