Warren says she will run for reelection

Warren says she will run for reelection
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Schumer, Warren call on Biden to extend student loan pause | IMF estimates 6 percent global growth this year Schumer, Warren call on Biden to extend student loan pause and wipe out K per borrower Senate confirms Biden's Air Force secretary 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 TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit 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 ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement 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.”