BOSTON (Reuters) - Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken
consumer advocate and former Obama administration official,
will announce a run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts
Wednesday, local media reported.
Warren, a Harvard Business School professor, will be the
highest-profile Democrat to go up against popular Massachusetts
Republican incumbent Scott Brown, who in 2010 won the seat held
for decades by the late Edward Kennedy, a liberal icon.
She locked horns with Wall Street in her work setting up
the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as chairwoman
of the congressional panel created to oversee the 2008 U.S.
Opposition from Republicans in Congress was thought to have
stopped President Barack Obama from nominating Warren to run
the consumer agency.
Warren, 62, formed an exploratory committee for a Senate
run in mid-August, and has been on a tour of the state talking
to potential supporters.
Campaign aides were not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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