Elizabeth Warren hints at Massachusetts Senate bid

Rachel Rose Hartman

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.