Over 53,000 People Pledge $100,000 for Elizabeth Warren

Would-be Consumer Protection Agency head/people-power pro Elizabeth Warren hasn't announced if she will challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But the people have clearly spoken: over 53,000 people have joined the Progressive Campaign Change Committee (PCCC) to draft her. In just a few weeks, over $100,000 was raised for the potential race, and she has amassed thousands of hours of volunteers.

After being passed over for the CPA position thanks to Republicans vowing to block her, the super-populist, consumer-advocating Warren returned to teach at Harvard. She's presently speaking with voters around her state and mulling a run, saying she'll make a decision after Labor Day. And while incumbent Scott Brown has $10 million in his coffers, there's a lot to be said for Warren's visibility as one of the few in Washington advocating for the middle and working classes--qualities which, in fact, expedited her demise at the CPA. 

Until then, PCCC continues its effort to draft her into the primaries.



AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at August 16, 2011, 5:30am

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