Elizabeth Warren launches Senate exploratory committee - The Fix
A week after launching a listening tour of Massachusetts, former White House official Elizabeth Warren has filed an exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission as she prepares to challenge Sen. Scott Brown in 2012.
“Elizabeth has been listening to people across the Commonwealth as she considers a campaign,” said one Democrat operative assisting with the effort. “She wants to continue that conversation and the exploratory committee will allow her to do so. It allows her to raise money and it allows another way for people to engage with her” if they cannot see her in person.
Should Warren join the Senate race — as now seems all but certain — she faces a crowded primary field that includes Newton Mayor Setti Warren, CityYear founder Alan Khazei and activist Bob Massie. The Democratic primary is set for Sept. 18, 2012.