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    Marine Veteran and Crypto Lawyer John Deaton to Challenge Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Marine Veteran and Crypto Lawyer John Deaton to Challenge Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    — Republican John Deaton, a former U.S. Marine and cryptocurrency attorney, announced Monday that he is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she runs for her third term in office.

    Deaton, who was born in Detroit and recently moved to Massachusetts, released a campaign video Monday highlighting his hardscrabble upbringing, his years in the Marines serving as a judge advocate at Marine Corps Station in Yuma, Arizona, and his career as a lawyer in part representing mesothelioma victims.

    Deaton cast himself as a fighter for the working and middle classes.

    “I fought for the little guy. I took on the greedy corporations and the heartless insurance companies and I won,” Deaton says in the video. “I am running for U.S. Senate to continue my life's mission to shake things up for the people who need it most.”

    Deaton, a virtual unknown in Massachusetts politics, faces a steep climb against Warren, a former Harvard law professor who has twice won a Senate seat, but came in third in Massachusetts in her 2020 bid for president.

    Warren currently has more than $3.9 million in her campaign account.

    If elected in November, Deaton said he would take on the insurance industry and drug companies for more affordable health care, work across the political aisle to help solve the migrant crisis, fight inflation and push for term limits for those he described as “career politicians.”

    Deaton, 56, also directly…

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