Elizabeth Warren announces Senate reelection bid
Washington — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that she will run for re-election and has laid out an ambitious policy agenda for her third term.
Warren was first elected in 2012 and will be on the ballot again in November 2024. video In announcing her re-election bid posted online, Massachusetts residents cited her accomplishments during her tenure in the Senate, and Warren detailed her plans for another six years in office, including on billionaires. Including a wealth tax, making childcare more affordable, protecting coastal communities, improving Enforcing stricter rules on the state’s transport system and banks.
“We know it’s not going to be easy. We’ve seen the powerful forces against us and how tough the Republicans are,” Warren said in the video. “But the last 10 years have taught us that when we organize, when we hold those in power accountable, when we fight the good fight, we can bring about positive change.
The video also features fellow Massachusetts elected officials, including Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Ayanna Presley and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.
Warren, 73, was last in Massachusetts during the 2020 presidential primary, when she trailed Presidents Biden and Sanders. They Dropped out of the race Shortly after finishing third in his home state on Super Tuesday for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Warren is one of 23 Democrats in the Senate — among them independent Sens. Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who vote with Democrats — whose terms expire as early as January 2025. Republicans are trying to hold on to 10 seats.
Already, at least two Democrats, Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan And Dianne Feinstein of Californiahave said they will not run for re-election in 2024, with their seats likely to be hard-fought.
In Michigan, Rep. Alyssa Slotkin was already there. Announced his campaign. Stabenow’s success, while several Democratic lawmakers from California have entered the primary race to replace Feinstein. The field of Democrats running for the Senate already includes representatives. Adam Schiff, Katie Porter And Barbara Lee.
Representative. Ro Khannawho had expressed interest in running to fill Feinstein’s seat, said Sunday he would not make a Senate bid and instead endorsed Lee.
“I have concluded that despite much enthusiasm from Bernie [Sanders’] Folks, the best place, the most interesting place, the place of action, the fittest place, for me to work as a progressive is in the House of Representatives,” Khanna said. CNN’s “State of the Union.”“