MA Senate Field Narrows

Via the BoGloSetti Warren said to be quitting US Senate race

Newton mayor Setti Warren, whose US Senate campaign has been short on cash and eclipsed by the emergence of Elizabeth Warren, plans to announce tomorrow that he is dropping out, according to an early supporter who received a phone call this afternoon.


Setti Warren was initially seen as a potential front-runner. He had worked for US Senator John Kerry and made an impressive initial run for public office in winning Newton’s top job in 2009


Meanwhile, other members of the Democratic field have said they intend to stay in the race in hopes of facing off against Republican Scott Brown. They include Alan Khazei, Tom Conroy, Bob Massie, Marissa DeFranco, and Herb Robinson.

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  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    For the life of me, I can not understand the left’s extreme desire to see Warren enter the race. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Warren (well nothing more than probably any other candidate), but with people like Alan Khazei and Bob Massie in the race its not like the left was underrepresented.