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Campaign goes on for the other Warren in Senate race

Posted by Derek McLean  September 13, 2011 04:30 PM

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Newton Mayor Setti Warren will press on with his campaign for US Senate even if Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren officially jumps in tomorrow, according to the mayor's campaign spokesman.

“Setti Warren has a record of serving his country, as well as the City of Newton where he grew up,” his campaign press secretary. Charles Gilboy, said in a written statement today. “This doesn’t change our strategy; Democratic voters want to nominate a candidate who can beat Scott Brown.”

Elizabeth Warren is expected tomorrow to announce her run for the Democratic nomination to face Brown, the Republican incumbent. Six Democrats have already declared their candidacy, including City Year cofounder Alan Khazei and Somerville activist Bob Massie.

Gilboy said Setti Warren was not available to comment on Elizabeth Warren's plans.

"The fact is that Setti Warren is the strongest candidate in this race to go toe to toe with Scott Brown,” Gilboy said. “He is an Iraq War veteran, and a Mayor who has helped to create jobs in his own community.”

Setti Warren's first official finance report released in July by the Federal Election Commission showed his campaign more than $20,000 in the red.

Derek McLean can be reached at dbmclean1@gmail.com.

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