. 4 She was instructed not to run for the Senate in 2012 because "Massachusetts will not vote for a woman in such a large office"
After Ted Kennedy died in 2009, Massachusetts held a special election to fill its Senate seat. Then – Attorney Martha Coakley lost to Republican Scott Brown in a fuss. Warren launched a campaign against Brown in 2012 and won. But she was discouraged from every step of the way, according to the magazine.
Warren told Traister, "It was not just," Do not do that, look at Martha Coakley, it was: "Do not do that, we've been pushed back enough, urge & # 39; us not back. "
" What she drew from this is the realization that 'the losses [of women] are so personal that they make it harder for the woman afterwards and the woman afterwards, "Traister writes.
Warren said to her, "At the end of the day, you just can not let it happen [stop you] .You could have said to me," You're going to burn your whole skin "and my answer would have been," That's part of the price be." Anyone who said to me, "Massachusetts will not choose a woman," or, worse, "If you lose, it will throw the women back here in Massachusetts," made me focus more on the decision.