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WASHINGTON — Nearly five months into her tenure, after one of the most closely watched elections in the country, Elizabeth Warren has begun to demonstrate her approach in the Senate: a calibrated strategy that involves keeping quiet on many issues while using her popularity with liberal activists for bursts of attention on select causes.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has avoided using her megaphone on many of the hot topics in Washington — immigration, the IRS scandal, the war on terror — instead focusing on financial regulation, middle class debt burden, and home-state issues such as the fishing industry.
She is certainly fanning her celebrity in the liberal activist community to further her agenda. But she is using her voice for pinpoint strikes, rather than declarations of war.