WASHINGTON — In Massachusetts, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is attracting money and help from liberal Democrats who aren't yet eager to give to President Barack Obama.

Warren is a former consumer advocate who has cast herself as a crusader against corporations.

She recently backtracked from her statement that her work provided the "intellectual foundation" of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She is still drawing large crowds and flexing her fundraising muscle with help from national progressive groups.

Warren is the leading Democratic challenger to GOP Sen. Scott Brown in what promises to be a marquee race in 2012.