Elizabeth Warren, who TIME magazine dubbed a "New Sheriff of Wall Street," is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Her focus on rebuilding America's Middle Class has been the cornerstone of her life's work as well as her current campaign. In addition to economic reform, Warren is also fighting for affordable health care and reproductive rights.
Prospects and Opponent: Warren is running against incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown. She also faces a Democratic primary race on September 18th, 2012. Thus far, Warren has generated national attention and even sparked attack ads from Karl Rove. While the polls will remain tight, she has what it takes to become the first female senator from Massachusetts.
Background and Legislative Achievements: Warren is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She taught at several law schools including Harvard Law School and is an expert in bankruptcy law. Not only has Warren taught law at Harvard University for almost two decades, but she is the first professor in Harvard's history to win the law school's teaching award twice. She served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. In addition, she:
- Established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special assistant to President Obama.
- Won a spot on TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World List twice (2009 and 2010).
- Wrote nine books on the economy and the Middle Class.
Other Endorsements: EMILY's List, WCF, FemPAC