Elizabeth Warren Gets Another Challenger for 2018

By NTK Staff | 08.21.2017 @11:00am
Elizabeth Warren Gets Another Challenger for 2018

Beth Lindstrom, who served in Mitt Romney's gubernatorial administration and has years of experience in business, launched a challenge to Elizabeth Warren on Monday.

Beth Lindstrom, who was secretary for consumer affairs and business regulation under Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and more recently has worked in business, will try to unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2018.

Lindstrom posted a two-minute video on Saturday, touting her business and government experience, and the joys and challenges of raising a family:

Lindstrom says she’s an “independent-minded Republican” in the launch video, and does not mention Warren.

Lindstrom is known as an ally of Romney, who made headlines last week by calling out President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville terror attacks. Trump’s approval rating in Massachusetts is south of 30 percent, so running a campaign separate from Trump may help Lindstrom in her fight against Warren.

Warren’s first re-election campaign is off to a rocky start. She was called out for fundraising with a big Wall Street figure in July, has been at the forefront of Democrats’ single-payer push in 2017, and raised eyebrows in May for starting a 501(c)(4) organization, the very kind she criticizes as “dark money.”

Will Lindstrom present a formidable challenge to Warren, the firebrand liberal who may have more of her eye on the White House than on Massachusetts? Time will tell.

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