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Elizabeth Warren hints at Massachusetts Senate bid

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Obama with Warren in September 2010 (Susan Walsh/AP)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat who recently helped create the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, appeared to offer some encouragement Thursday to supporters hoping she'll run for Senate in Massachusetts.

In a post for political blog Blue Mass Group, Warren encouraged readers to engage with her as she begins working to "make sure that our voices ... are heard again":

I left Washington, but I don't plan to stop fighting for middle class families. I spent years working against special interests and have the battle scars to show it--and I have no intention of stopping now. It is time for me to think hard about what role I can play next to help rebuild a middle class that has been hacked at, chipped at, and pulled at for more than a generation--and that that is under greater strain every day.

Many Democrats would like to see Warren, who was passed over as head of the CFPB last month in favor of a less controversial nominee, challenge Scott Brown, the state's Republican senator, next year.

Warren first confirmed last month she would use early August to consider mounting a Senate campaign. Her candidacy would give Massachusetts Democrats a high-profile candidate, and it would allow Democrats an opportunity to get back at Republicans who blocked Warren from becoming the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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