Karen Ocamb

Rachel Maddow & New Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren

Filed By Karen Ocamb | September 16, 2011 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, Politics
Tags: Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow, Scott Brown, Senate race, Wall Street

Respected consumer advocate and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren announced on Wednesday that she is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown for the seat that was once held by liberal lion Ted Kennedy. Brown is being honored on Sept. 20 by the Log Cabin Republicans, so this will not be as clear cut a race for LGBTs to fight.

Warren has appeared on Rachel Maddow's show several times to explain the Byzantine world of banking and Wall Street economic-politics. Here she presents herself as a candidate.

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(Crossposted at LGBT POV)

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Elizabeth Warren might be the only glimmer of hope in the Democrats' current Dark Night of the Soul ... and I hope the voters of Massachusetts have the good sense to elect her. What bothers me is the geographic proximity of Massachusetts to NYC and Wall Street, so that many of the Wall Street workers might live and vote in Massachusetts.

OTOH, it is easier for financial corps rolling in cash to buy Senators than it is for them to buy voters. Even if Warren gets elected, she will have some big guns shooting at her with every move she makes.

This will be interesting.