Elizabeth Warren to Run for Senate; House Passes FAA Funding Bill

The Takeaway
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren officially announced her candidacy for Senate in Massachusetts on Wednesday. Warren was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Protection Agency, and has been a lightening rod for Congressional Republicans. She'll be challenging Senator Scott Brown, who was elected in a special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in 2010. (You can watch her official announcement after the jump.) In other Washington news, the House passed a stopgap funding measure of the FAA yesterday, helping it avoid a partial shutdown on Friday. Takeaway Washington  correspondent  Todd Zwillich has the latest on both stories. Elizabeth Warren's campaign announcement:
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