Off the Sidelines! Gillibrand Cheers Elizabeth Warren Run: ‘Outstanding and Much Needed Voice’

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sounds like she would be happy to have Elizabeth Warren — who officially formed an exploratory committee today — as a colleague in the upper chamber.

“Elizabeth Warren is an extraordinary example of someone who has gotten off the sidelines to protect America’s middle class working families,” Gillibrand told me through a spokesman. “She would be an outstanding and much needed voice in the U.S. Senate.”

In the weeks before she was officially passed over as the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in the face of Republican opposition in the Senate, Warren was spotted meeting with Chuck Schumer — who helped engineer big Senate victories in 2006 and 2008 — leading to speculation that Warren might be interested in challenging Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Read More