BOSTON (WPRI) — The November opponent for Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren now has a face.
The Associated Press is projecting State Rep. Geoff Diehl has won the Republican nomination in the state’s Senate primary election.
Diehl was among three Republicans competing for the chance to face Warren, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
The Republican candidates included Diehl, who was the co-chair of Trump’s Massachusetts campaign; John Kingston, a businessman who once tried to fund a third-party challenge to Trump but has become more supportive of the president; and Beth Lindstrom, who served in former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration.
In his victory speech, Diehl wasted no time going after the incumbent.
“When she was first elected, Senator Warren promised to represent us in Washington. Now, six years later, Senator Warren has failed us. She’s not interested in Massachusetts. She looks right past us and the issues we care about. We clearly can’t depend on Elizabeth Warren when her focus is always on her own political future,” Diehl said.
In a tweet, Warren said her campaign is about the people of Massachusetts.
“I’m honored to be the Democratic nominee for the Massachusetts Senate seat this November. This campaign has never been just about me – it’s been about all of us fighting to level the playing field for working people. I will fight my heart out, and I hope you will too,” Warren said.
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