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|Name = Elizabeth Warren  
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|Position = U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
|Position             = U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
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|Status = Incumbent
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{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Warren''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Massachusetts]].<ref>[http://news.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/20111212tom_conroy_to_withdraw_from_senate_race/srvc=home&position=4 ''Boston Herald'' "Tom Conroy withdraws bid for Scott Brown’s seat, endorses Warren," December 12, 2011]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Warren''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Massachusetts]]. Warren defeated Republican incumbent [[Scott Brown]] on November 6th, 2012.<ref>[http://news.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/20111212tom_conroy_to_withdraw_from_senate_race/srvc=home&position=4 ''Boston Herald'' "Tom Conroy withdraws bid for Scott Brown’s seat, endorses Warren," December 12, 2011]</ref> <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts"]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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In January 2012, Warren was named a "Top-20 US Progressive" according to ''The New Statesman'', a magazine based in the United Kingdom. Other members of the list include Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky and Rachel Maddow.<ref>[http://www.newstatesman.com/north-america/2012/01/barack-obama-socialist ''New Statesman'' "Who's left? The top 20 US progressives," January 11, 2012]</ref>
 
In January 2012, Warren was named a "Top-20 US Progressive" according to ''The New Statesman'', a magazine based in the United Kingdom. Other members of the list include Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky and Rachel Maddow.<ref>[http://www.newstatesman.com/north-america/2012/01/barack-obama-socialist ''New Statesman'' "Who's left? The top 20 US progressives," January 11, 2012]</ref>
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==Committee Assignments==
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===U.S. Senate===
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====2013-2014====
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Warren serves on the following Senate committees<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''Congressional Quarterly'' "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>:
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs]]
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**Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
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**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Members
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**Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Aging (Special)]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions]]
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**Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging
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**Subcommittee on Children and Families
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==Issues==
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===Minimum wage===
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{{youtube|title=kGGSwozSci8|size=250|caption=Warren discusses the minimum wage during a March 2013 committee hearing.}}
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During a March 2013 panel hearing for the [[United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions]], entitled "Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage," Warren spoke in favor of raising the minimum wage.<ref name=mwage>[http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/18/sen-elizabeth-warren-raise-minimum-wage-22-hour/ ''Washigntontimes.com'' "Take it to the bank: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to raise minimum wage to $22 per hour" March 19, 2013]</ref> Speaking to Arindrajit Dube, an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, about the correlation between worker productivity and minimum wage, she asked, "If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour. So my question is, Mr. Dube, with a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, what happened to the other $14.75?"<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/elizabeth-warren-minimum-wage_n_2900984.html#slide=2125673 ''Huffingtonpost.com'' "Elizabeth Warren: Minimum Wage Would Be $22 An Hour If It Had Kept Up With Productivity" March 19, 2013]</ref> She later proceeded to make an argument for the figure of $10 an hour, saying, "During my Senate campaign, I [frequently] ate a Number 11 at McDonald’s. It cost $7.19. If we raised the minimum wage to $10.10 over three years, the price increase on that item would be to about $7.23. Are you telling me that's unsustainable?"<ref name=mwage/>
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===Marijuana===
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During the 2013 annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, Warren took a jab at one of the Republican contenders for the [[United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2013|2013 special election to the U.S. Senate]], [[Daniel Winslow]], for his positions on guns and the legalization of marijuana, saying, "I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow’s platform...He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned."<ref>[http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/03/17/the-zingers-flew-and-clunkers-clunked-annual-patrick-day-breakfast/9knuWlmzJK0kyImb3x0FQO/story.html ''Bostonglobe.com "Democrats celebrate St. Patrick as they ever have" March 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.wbur.org/2013/03/17/mass-senate-st-patricks-breakfast ''Wbur.org'' "Senate Candidates Show Sense Of Humor At St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast" March 2013]</ref> While Warren previously expressed firm disapproval for efforts to legalize marijuana, most notably during a debate in October 2011, <ref>[http://boston.com/community/blogs/less_is_more/2011/10/weak_showing_on_drug_war_from.html ''Boston.com blogs'' "Weak showing on drug war from Dems" March 2013]</ref>she has more recently expressed qualified support for legalizing certain medical applications of the drug, provided that there is regulation and careful control exercised.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/elizabeth-warren-medical-marijuana_n_1911015.html ''Huffingtonpost.com'' "Elizabeth Warren Offers Support For Medical Marijuana, Citing Father's Battle With Cancer" March 2013]</ref>  Medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts by a voter approved [[Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 3 (2012)|ballot question in 2012]].<ref>[http://www.wcvb.com/health/Medical-marijuana-Massachusetts-law-what-you-need-to-know/-/9848730/18590854/-/13wende/-/index.html ''wcvb.com,'' "Medical marijuana: Massachusetts law, what you need to know," February 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Elizabeth Warren logo.PNG|thumb|250px|Elizabeth Warren for Senate campaign logo.]]
 
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
  
Warren is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Massachusetts]]. She ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/elizabeth-warren-senate-race ''Huffington Post'' "Elizabeth Warren Senate Race," January 20, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates was June 5, 2012. Incumbent [[Scott Brown]] is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
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Warren ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Massachusetts]]. She ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/elizabeth-warren-senate-race ''Huffington Post'' "Elizabeth Warren Senate Race," January 20, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates was June 5, 2012. She defeated incumbent [[Scott Brown]], who was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
  
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat rated a a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes is second most likely to end up [[Republican]], second only to [[United States Senate elections in Montana, 2012|Montana]], is the Senate seat in Massachusetts.<ref name="sabato"/> The article notes that [[Scott Brown]] has had recent campaigning success in [[Massachusetts]], and despite mixed polls, [[Scott Brown|Brown]]’s "blue-collar appeal"<ref name="sabato"/> might be enough against his opponent, [[Democrat]] Elizabeth Warren.<ref name="sabato"/>
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The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat rated as a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes was second most likely to end up [[Republican]], second only to [[United States Senate elections in Montana, 2012|Montana]], was the Senate seat in Massachusetts.<ref name="sabato"/> The article notes that [[Scott Brown]] has had recent campaigning success in [[Massachusetts]], and despite mixed polls, [[Scott Brown|Brown]]’s "blue-collar appeal"<ref name="sabato"/> might have been enough against his opponent, [[Democrat]] Elizabeth Warren.<ref name="sabato"/>
  
====Polls====
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|Title=Scott Brown vs. Elizabeth Warren
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|Poll1=[http://www.uml.edu/docs/UML%20MA%20RV%20Dec%202011%20FINALTopline%281%29_tcm18-39517.pdf UMass/Boston Herald (December 1-6, 2011)]
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|Poll2=[http://www1.wne.edu/assets/112/Polling_-_Mass_Senate_%28Oct_2011%29_TABLES.pdf Western NE College (October 17-23, 2011)]
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|Poll3=[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MA_062612.pdf Public Policy Polling (March 16-18, 2012)]
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|Poll4=[http://031d482.netsolhost.com/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Topline-07-12-Q3-Omnibus.pdf The MassInc Polling Group (July 19-22, 2012)]
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|Poll5=[http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1061154839&srvc=rss Public Policy Polling (August 16-19, 2012)]
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|Poll6=[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/massachusetts/election_2012_massachusetts_senate Rasmussen Reports (September 24, 2012)]
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|Response1=[[Scott Brown]]
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|Response2=[[Elizabeth Warren]]
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|Response3=Neither
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|Response4=Don't know
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|Numberpolled1=505
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|Numberpolled2=475
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|Numberpolled3=902
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|Numberpolled4=503
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|Numberpolled5=1115
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|Numberpolled6=500
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|Margin of error1 = 5.3
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|Margin of error2 = 4.5
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|Margin of error3 = 3.3
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|Margin of error4 = 4.4
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|Margin of error5 = 2.9
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|Margin of error6 = 4.5
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|Response1Poll1% = 42
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|Response2Poll1% = 49
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|Response3Poll1% = 3
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|Response4Poll1% = 6
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|Response1Poll2% = 47
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|Response2Poll2% = 42
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|Response3Poll2% = 1
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|Response4Poll2% = 10
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|Response1Poll3% = 46
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|Response2Poll3% = 46
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|Response3Poll3% = 0
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|Response4Poll3% = 8
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|Response1Poll4% = 38
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|Response2Poll4% = 40
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|Response3Poll4% = 1
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|Response4Poll4% = 16
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|Response1Poll5% = 49
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|Response2Poll5% = 44
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|Response3Poll5% = 0
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|Response4Poll5% = 8
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|Response1Poll6% = 48
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|Response2Poll6% = 48
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|Response3Poll6% = 1
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|Response4Poll6% = 3
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Warren's reports.
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|year=2012
|Name = Elizabeth Warren (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+S2MA00170 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Elizabeth Warren Summary Report," Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Editdate= April 24, 2013
|Political Party = Democratic
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=MAS1&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Donor history for Elizabeth Warren" April 2013]</ref>
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/001/12020300001/12020300001.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
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|totalraised2012=42506349
|Beginning Balance 1 = 6141942.11
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|result2012=Won
|Total Contributions 1 = 6924212.48 
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|office2012=U.S.Senate (Massachusetts)
|Expenditures 1= 21006195.85
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|Cash on Hand 1 =10959958.74
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/001/12020540001/12020540001.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 = June 30, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 307826.68
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|Total Contributions 2 = 201536.59
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|Expenditures 2= 37113.36
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 472249.91
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===2012===
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Warren won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Warren's campaign committee raised a total of  $42,506,349 and spent  $42,211,677.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033492&cycle=2012&newMem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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[[File:Elizabeth_Warren-2012_donor_breakdown_.png|right|375px|Breakdown of funds according to source.]]
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|Chamber = U.S. Senate - Massachusetts
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $42,506,349
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|total spent =  $42,211,677
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|opponent raised =  $28,159,602
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|opponent spent =  $35,058,354
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|org1 = EMILY's List
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|org2 = Moveon.org
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|org3 = Harvard University
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|org4 = Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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|org5 = Brown Rudnick LLP
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|orgdonor1 = $484,528
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|orgdonor2 = $403,742
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|orgdonor3 = $275,250
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|orgdonor4 = $69,200
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|orgdonor5 = $68,077
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Women's Issues
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|ind4 = Democratic/Liberal
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|ind5 = Education
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|inddonor1 = $3,191,579
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|inddonor2 = $2,059,677
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|inddonor3 = $1,502,150
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|inddonor4 = $1,205,088
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|inddonor5 = $1,198,528
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|}}
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==Analysis==
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Warren missed 1 of 96 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 1.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/elizabeth_warren/412542 ''GovTrack,'' "Elizabeth Warren" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
  
Warren raised $12.1 million in the third quarter and has $7.3 million cash on hand.  However, her lower cash on hand total is due to pre-paying for over $3 million of TV ads for the final three weeks of the campaign.<ref name=fund>[http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/15/elizabeth-warren-raises-million-latest-quarter-bid-unseat-scott-brown/J0hD9F7UA9ZGGq4c3xnB9L/story.html ''Boston.com,'' "Elizabeth Warren raises $12.1 million, Scott Brown $7.45 million, in latest Senate campaign quarter," October 15, 2012]</ref>
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===Net Worth===
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Warren's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,609,025 and $14,696,000. This averages to $9,652,512, which is lower than the $20,795,450 average net worth of Democratic senators in 2011.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.warren.senate.gov/ Official U.S. Senate website]
 
*[http://elizabethwarren.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://elizabethwarren.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethWarren Official campaign Facebook page]
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*[https://twitter.com/elizabethforma Official campaign Twitter page]
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*[http://www.salon.com/topic/elizabeth_warren/ Collected news and commentary] at ''Salon''
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*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-warren/ Blog entries] at ''The Huffington Post''
  
 
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Revision as of 12:28, 28 May 2013

Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren.jpg
U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorScott Brown (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2018
Campaign $$42,506,349
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
J.D.Rutgers University
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1949
Place of birthOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Net worth$9,652,512
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Elizabeth Warren campaign logo
Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Massachusetts. Warren defeated Republican incumbent Scott Brown on November 6th, 2012.[1] [2]

Biography

Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from high schoool at age 16 and earned a BS in speech pathology in 1970 from the University of Houston. She earned her JD from Rutgers School of Law in 1976. She has taught at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.[3]

In January 2012, Warren was named a "Top-20 US Progressive" according to The New Statesman, a magazine based in the United Kingdom. Other members of the list include Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky and Rachel Maddow.[4]

Committee Assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Warren serves on the following Senate committees[5]:

Issues

Minimum wage


Warren discusses the minimum wage during a March 2013 committee hearing.

During a March 2013 panel hearing for the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, entitled "Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage," Warren spoke in favor of raising the minimum wage.[6] Speaking to Arindrajit Dube, an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, about the correlation between worker productivity and minimum wage, she asked, "If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour. So my question is, Mr. Dube, with a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, what happened to the other $14.75?"[7] She later proceeded to make an argument for the figure of $10 an hour, saying, "During my Senate campaign, I [frequently] ate a Number 11 at McDonald’s. It cost $7.19. If we raised the minimum wage to $10.10 over three years, the price increase on that item would be to about $7.23. Are you telling me that's unsustainable?"[6]

Marijuana

During the 2013 annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, Warren took a jab at one of the Republican contenders for the 2013 special election to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Winslow, for his positions on guns and the legalization of marijuana, saying, "I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow’s platform...He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned."[8][9] While Warren previously expressed firm disapproval for efforts to legalize marijuana, most notably during a debate in October 2011, [10]she has more recently expressed qualified support for legalizing certain medical applications of the drug, provided that there is regulation and careful control exercised.[11] Medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts by a voter approved ballot question in 2012.[12]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012

Warren ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Massachusetts. She ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.[13] The signature filing deadline for candidates was June 5, 2012. She defeated incumbent Scott Brown, who was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[14] The seat rated as a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes was second most likely to end up Republican, second only to Montana, was the Senate seat in Massachusetts.[14] The article notes that Scott Brown has had recent campaigning success in Massachusetts, and despite mixed polls, Brown’s "blue-collar appeal"[14] might have been enough against his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.[14]

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Warren 53.3% 1,696,346
     Republican Scott Brown Incumbent 45.8% 1,458,048
     N/A All Others 0.1% 2,159
     N/A Blank Votes 0.9% 27,643
Total Votes 3,184,196
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Warren is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Warren raised a total of $42,506,349 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 24, 2013.[15]

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S.Senate (Massachusetts) Won $42,506,349
Grand Total Raised $42,506,349

2012

Warren won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Warren's campaign committee raised a total of $42,506,349 and spent $42,211,677.[16]

Breakdown of funds according to source.

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Warren missed 1 of 96 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 1.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving.[17]

Net Worth

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Warren's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,609,025 and $14,696,000. This averages to $9,652,512, which is lower than the $20,795,450 average net worth of Democratic senators in 2011.

Personal

Warren was married to Jim Warren from 1968-1978. They had two children together. Warren married Bruce Mann in 1980.[3]

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References

  1. Boston Herald "Tom Conroy withdraws bid for Scott Brown’s seat, endorses Warren," December 12, 2011
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts"
  3. 3.0 3.1 US News & World Report "10 things you didn't know about Elizabeth Warren," October 4, 2010
  4. New Statesman "Who's left? The top 20 US progressives," January 11, 2012
  5. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Washigntontimes.com "Take it to the bank: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to raise minimum wage to $22 per hour" March 19, 2013
  7. Huffingtonpost.com "Elizabeth Warren: Minimum Wage Would Be $22 An Hour If It Had Kept Up With Productivity" March 19, 2013
  8. Bostonglobe.com "Democrats celebrate St. Patrick as they ever have" March 2013
  9. Wbur.org "Senate Candidates Show Sense Of Humor At St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast" March 2013
  10. Boston.com blogs "Weak showing on drug war from Dems" March 2013
  11. Huffingtonpost.com "Elizabeth Warren Offers Support For Medical Marijuana, Citing Father's Battle With Cancer" March 2013
  12. wcvb.com, "Medical marijuana: Massachusetts law, what you need to know," February 19, 2013
  13. Huffington Post "Elizabeth Warren Senate Race," January 20, 2012
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
  15. Open Secrets "Donor history for Elizabeth Warren" April 2013
  16. Open Secrets "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013
  17. GovTrack, "Elizabeth Warren" Accessed April 2013
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