The Washington Times - May 15, 2012, 02:39PM

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren hasn’t hesitated to jump into the storm over JPMorgan’s $2 billion trading loss, seizing the opportunity to remind voters of her record of taking on Wall Street.

The Massachusetts Democrat, in a tough battle with freshman GOP Sen. Scott Brown, launched a new radio ad Tuesday where she brought up her role in overseeing the 2008 bank bailouts and called for a “tough cop on the beat” to make sure the financial sector doesn’t exert undue influence over Washington.

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“Even now, Wall Street banks that got bailed out are still at it, gambling recklessly,” she says in the ad. “This is Elizabeth Warren. I stood up to big banks. I took on their army of lobbyists and helped win the fight for a consumer protection agency. But there’s still more to do.”

At the same time, Ms. Warren tried to play up her campaign narrative that Mr. Brown is a Wall Street pawn, blasting him for refusing to disclose everyone who helped to throw him a New York fundraiser in March that was hosted by a former Goldman Sachs executive.

She also called for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon to resign before the news came Tuesday that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the company’s multibillion-dollar trading losses.