A decade ago, Elizabeth Warren was a Harvard Law professor and a political novice when Democrats like Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer urged her to run for the U.S. Senate.
Many Democratic leaders believed Warren had a strong chance of knocking off the popular Republican incumbent, Scott Brown. But Warren had doubts.
“Will I be able to talk to people, and what would town halls be like?” she told WBUR. “And why would the good folks in Massachusetts be willing to elect a woman to go to Washington to represent them?”