Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren
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U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
J.D.Rutgers University
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1949
Place of birthOklahoma City, Oklahoma
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]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[6] The article notes that Scott Brown has had recent campaigning success in Massachusetts, and despite mixed polls, Brown’s "blue-collar appeal"[6] might have been enough against his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.[6]

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"

Polls

Scott Brown vs. Elizabeth Warren
Poll Scott Brown Elizabeth WarrenNeitherDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
UMass/Boston Herald (December 1-6, 2011)
42%49%3%6%+/-5.3505
Western NE College (October 17-23, 2011)
47%42%1%10%+/-4.5475
Public Policy Polling (March 16-18, 2012)
46%46%0%8%+/-3.3902
The MassInc Polling Group (July 19-22, 2012)
38%40%1%16%+/-4.4503
Public Policy Polling (August 16-19, 2012)
49%44%0%8%+/-2.91,115
Rasmussen Reports (September 24, 2012)
48%48%1%3%+/-4.5500
AVERAGES 45% 44.83% 1% 8.5% +/-4.15 666.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Warren's reports.

Elizabeth Warren (2012)[7] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]March 31, 2012$6,141,942.11$6,924,212.48$(21,006,195.85)$10,959,958.74
July Quarterly[9]June 30, 2012$10,959,958.75$8,674,357.15$(6,103,432.28)$13,530,883.62
Pre-Primary[10]August 8, 2012$13,530,883.62$3,738,662.97$(4,932,502.21)$12,337,044.38
October Quarterly[11]October 3, 2012$12,337,044.38$8,383,315.74$(13,434,295.79)$7,286,064.33
Pre-General[12]October 3, 2012$7,286,064.33$2,525,146.82$(6,341,901.35)$3,469,309.80
Running totals
$30,245,695.16$(51,818,327.48)

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.[13]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Brown (R)
U.S. Senate - Massachusetts
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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