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: