Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has announced that she will be running for a third term as a United States Senator. In a video released on Monday morning, the 73-year-old senator highlighted her progressive goals, including:
-Implementation of a wealth tax on billionaires
-Universal child care
-Preparation for climate emergencies
-Improvement of Massachusetts’s transportation system
Warren wrote on Twitter, “We’ve won some big victories for working families in Massachusetts and across the country, but there’s a lot more to do. So today I’m making it official: I’m running for re-election to keep up the fight.”
We’ve won some big victories for working families in Massachusetts and across the country, but there’s a lot more to do. So today I’m making it official: I’m running for re-election to keep up the fight. pic.twitter.com/ebG3vJCot3
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 27, 2023
Warren’s announcement video featured testimonials from constituents and lawmakers praising her efforts to cancel student loan debt, push for stricter bank regulations, and support infrastructure projects. Additionally, several of Warren’s Democratic allies from Massachusetts, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and fellow Sen. Ed Markey, made appearances in the video.
“I first ran for the Senate because I saw how the system is rigged for the rich and the powerful and against everyone else,” Warren said in the ad. “And I won because Massachusetts voters know it too.”
“And now I’m running for Senate again because there’s a lot more we’ve got to do. Pass a wealth tax. Make childcare affordable. Protect our coastal communities. And build a 21st-century transportation system across all of Massachusetts,” she added.
While Warren briefly acknowledged the existence of her potential Republican opponents, she did label Republicans as the extremist party. In the 2020 presidential election, President Joe Biden won Massachusetts by nearly 34 percentage points, and Warren won her 2018 re-election by 24 points.