President Obama Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama endorsed consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate, praising her commitment and leadership standing up for middle class families.

"Elizabeth Warren will be a strong, tireless and determined advocate for the people of Massachusetts, building on her remarkable record of working to help middle class families get ahead," said President Obama. "Her life's work has been helping ordinary Americans get the fair shot they need and deserve. Elizabeth's passionate advocacy on behalf of consumers led to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency is now protecting people from being taken advantage of by powerful companies. I know I can count on Elizabeth to stand with me to create jobs and opportunity for the people of Massachusetts and keep our country moving forward."

President Obama asked Warren to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new federal financial watchdog that she advocated and led the fight to create. A recent ad from the Warren campaign featured President Obama praising her efforts.

"I am honored to have President Obama's endorsement and eager to work with him to help the people of Massachusetts and to level the playing field to help middle class families get ahead," Warren said.