Elizabeth Warren bashes Wall St. in first TV ad

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 14, 2011 16:27 EDT
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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her first television advertisement on Sunday, in which the Harvard professor and progressive Democrat condemned the influence of Wall Street on the U.S. government.

Like her previous campaign video announcing that she would challenge Sen. Scott Brown (R) next November, the ad features Warren speaking to the camera.

“I’m Elizabeth Warren,” she says in the ad. “I’m running for the United States Senate and before you hear a bunch of ridiculous attack ads, I want to tell you who I am.”

Last week, the conservative group Crossroads GPS spent $560,000 on an attack ad blasting Warren for sympathizing with the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. When asked about the ad, Warren said that she had “been protesting Wall Street for years and years.”

In her latest ad, Warren touts her efforts to reform the nation’s financial industry and protect consumers.

“For years, I have worked to expose how Wall Street and big banks are crushing middle class families,” she says. “It just isn’t right. I stood up to the big banks and their army of Washington lobbyists. I worked to hold them accountable. I led the fight for a new agency to protect consumers, and we got it.”

Warren helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. The Bureau was enacted by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to regulate mortgages, credit cards and other financial goods and services.

“But Washington is still rigged for the big guys, and that’s got to change,” the ad concludes.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Warren’s campaign, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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