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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elizabeth Warren surges past Scott Brown in latest poll

Joe Battenfeld at the Boston Herald reports on the latest Warren vs. Brown poll numbers:

Warren leads Brown by a 49-42 percent margin, outside the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points. That number includes voters who say they are "leaning" for either candidate. But even without the "leaners," Warren still leads by a 46-41 percent margin, barely within the margin of error.

In the meantime, Warren is once again battling Republican attempts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here’s your opportunity to stand with Elizabeth in holding Wall Street accountable (letter from Elizabeth excerpted below):

It has been more than three years since the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. It's long past time we stop just talking about accountability from Wall Street and the big banks that broke the system -- and start demanding it.

Washington must hold the big banks accountable for irresponsible and illegal actions, the point of an op-ed I published today in Politico. Real accountability won't be easy, but the first steps toward overcoming Wall Street's armies of lobbyists and making sure everyone follows the law are simple:

1. The Senate must confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

2. Our state Attorneys General and federal enforcement officials must investigate the illegal actions that broke the economy and, when evidence warrants, prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

3. Congress must stop the late-night budget tricks designed to weaken agencies responsible for enforcing the laws.

Will you join with me in signing on to these key ideas to ensure real Wall Street Accountability?

Thank you for joining me in this critical fight.
Elizabeth Warren

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