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Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate

Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMcConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax MORE (D-Mass.) says she will run for reelection in 2024.

In an interview with Politico on Friday, Warren, when asked if she planned to run for reelection, responded, “Yep.”

The senator, who will turn 72 years old next month, was first elected to the upper chamber in 2012 and has since emerged as a key member of the Democratic caucus, especially in its growing progressive wing.

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After unsuccessfully running for president in 2020, Warren was a contender to become then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE’s running mate. Then-Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisLara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' The press has its own border problem Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration MORE (D-Calif.) ultimately joined Biden on the ticket.

Afterward, Warren made a push to become Biden’s Treasury secretary and was a favorite among progressives. The post, however, went to former Federal Reserve Chair Janet YellenJanet Louise YellenRepublicans open new line of attack on IRS Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin On The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch MORE.

Politico noted that Warren’s decision to run for another term comes as a handful of prominent Massachusetts Democrats have been eyeing a run for Senate, including Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias House candidate in Chicago says gun violence prompted her to run Labor secretary faces questions from Democrats in police chief controversy MORE and former Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedySupreme Court confounding its partisan critics Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate Five centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote MORE III.

Warren made the remarks in an interview with Politico that largely focused on her new book, “Persist.”