Democrat from Massachusetts
Elizabeth Warren is a Harvard law professor running as the Democratic nominee against Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. in one of the highest profile U.S. senate races in 2012. In 2008, she headed an oversight panel for Congress' Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known by its acronym, TARP. Warren also served as a senior White House staffer in the Obama administration and a special adviser to the Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner. She helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she oversaw as an interim director. Born in Oklahoma City in 1949, Warren moved to Massachusetts in 1995 with her husband Bruce Mann, also a Harvard law professor. She has a daughter, Amelia, and a son, Alex.
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