3 Republicans vie for chance to deny Sen. Warren second term
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps popping up on short lists of possible 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, but three Republicans in her home state are hoping to short-circuit any White House dreams she might have.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl, business executive John Kingston and Beth Lindstrom — a cabinet official under former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney — are vying for the chance to challenge Warren in November as she seeks re-election to a second term.
They’ll battle it out in the state’s Sept. 4 primary. Warren is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
The three hope to use Warren’s national profile against her, saying she’s become too divisive and has taken her eye off the needs of Massachusetts residents.