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Mass. Mayor Setti Warren drops out of Senate race; says Elizabeth Warren was a factor
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) ' Newton, Mass., Mayor Setti Warren has announced that he's dropped out of the Massachusetts senate race.
Warren conceded at a news conference outside his home Thursday that the entry into the race by consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren was a "huge" factor in his decision. The two are not related.
Setti Warren says he wasn't pressured by Democratic leaders to drop out and made the decision after consulting with his family. He has polled poorly and had difficulty raising money.
Other Democrats running for the seat held by Republican Scott Brown include City Year youth program co-founder Alan Khazei, immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco, state Rep. Tom Conroy, Newton resident Herb Robinson and Robert Massie.