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Elizabeth Warren 2016?

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The marquee Senate race this year is in Massachusetts, where Democrat Elizabeth Warren is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

"I never thought I'd run for public office, but I feel the urgency of this moment," says Warren. "If we don't make some important changes and make them soon, this country is going to change fundamentally, and it's not for the better."

Democrats took notice of the former Harvard professor late last year, when a video of Warren speaking on fair taxation and debt surfaced online.

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody," Warren says in the video. "You built a factory out there, good for you, but I want to be clear, you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you all were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for."

Warren's popularity among Democrats has only increased since then; there are already people talking, tweeting, and posting about Elizabeth Warren running for president in 2016.

"I have 5 words for that: No, no, no, no, no," says Warren, with a laugh. Though the woman who established the Consumer Protection Bureau is keen to get back to Washington, and says she is willing to work across the aisle and even with a -- unlikely, she says -- Romney administration.

"I want to go to Washington to fight for working families," says Warren "And that is true regardless of who is president and regardless of who else is in the United States Senate."

For more on Elizabeth Warren, including the candidate's views on the Supreme Court and which Republican senators she sees herself working with, check out today's Spinners and Winners. And head to yesterday's episode for our interview with incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown.

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