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November 19, 2013

How Warren Breaks the Mold as Freshman Senator

There was little question about the extent of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s star power when she took office in January — it was just a matter of what she would do with it.

After 10 months on the job, the Massachusetts Democrat seems to have embraced a dual approach to her work, using her national following to bring attention to issues like “too big to fail” while also digging down into the weeds on illegal foreclosures, insurance licensing and other lower-profile topics, both on the Senate Banking Committee and off of it.

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“‘She is not the bomb-throwing, antibank caricature that many said she would be,’ said Dennis Kelleher, president and chief executive of the advocacy group Better Markets. ‘Her track record demonstrates that she has been strategic on the issues she has raised and has done it in a way that has not only been responsible, but has demonstrated her depth and breadth of understanding of the issues.'”

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