This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Elizabeth Warren, a prospective candidate for the 2012 U.S Senate, finally addressed the audience as the keynote speaker at the Labor Day Breakfast. Warren had been bypassed by President Obama as the in charge of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Warren had participated in the designing stage for this bureau herself and while reacting to the Senate Republican objections, she stated “I am not giving up without a fight”.
Warren sparked a fire in her audience when she said “I’m going to keep fighting for the middle-class families, for working people. Whether I fight as an outsider, or from the floor of the Senate, I will continue to fight”. With this Warren clearly hinted at being a part for the 2012 U.S Senate elections. Last month, she created an exploratory committee in order to challenge the GOP Sen. Scott Brown.
She is considered to be amongst those candidates who would catch the attention of the labor unions, as also anticipated by attendee Paul Feenay of IBEW Local 2222. He is reported to have said, “”She set herself above the field with the speech. If she’s a candidate, I think labor would do best to get Warren, behind her.”
Republican consultant Todd Domke has stated that Warren’s debut received a predictable response. He has also commented that “So far, it’s a low-risk, contrived mini-campaign. “She’s running. Or she’s walking, at least.”