Elizabeth Warren recently penned a suggestive op-ed in the Democratic blog Blue Mass Group, further igniting rumors that she may run against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in 2012.
"It is time for me to think hard about what role I can play next to help rebuild a middle class that has been hacked at, chipped at, and pulled at for more than a generation – and that that is under greater strain every day," Warren wrote, according to TalkingPointsMemo.com. She added an invitation for people of all party affiliations, to share their ideas with her on how to fix what she called the "broken political system."
Democrats are eager to take back Brown's Senate seat, which was long held by their “liberal lion,” the late Ted Kennedy. Brown, who won in a special election in early 2010, has positioned himself as a moderate Republican and remains popular in Massachusetts.
Most recently, Brown broke with his party and voted for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s deficit plan on July 29 during the debt ceiling negotiations. The vote shot his approval ratings to 56 percent with his disapproval ratings down below 30 percent, according to TalkingPointsMemo.com.
Unlike other members in Congress, Brown refrained from partisan jabs during the deficit debate.
“The truth is that both Republican and Democratic parties ruled the nation for years,” Brown wrote in an email, according to DayBreakingNews.com. “The debt of $14 trillion has been incurred during the period, so both parties are responsible for the debt. Now they all should come together firmly to get the problem solved amicably.”
Brown’s edge over Warren also includes more than $9 million for his reelection campaign and zero debt.