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Setti Warren Supporting Elizabeth Warren

October 25, 2011

When he ended his Senate bid in September, Newton, Massachusetts Mayor Setti Warren made it pretty clear why he was dropping out: fellow Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

But on Tuesday, he threw the consumer advocate his support.

"She has captured the imagination of Democrats nationally and here in Massachusetts," Setti Warren told the Newton TAB. "I believe strongly that Scott Brown needs to be beaten. I'm proud to support her in that effort."

"I believe that many people in the country have a tremendous amount of respect for the work she's done," he said.

When he left the race on September 29, Warren said that in the last days and weeks it became clear to him that he "faced overwhelming political and financial odds" and "I no longer believe I have a clear path to victory in this race."

Elizabeth Warren had entered the race weeks earlier. And the Newton Mayor wasn't the only one to quit the race in the wake of her entrance -- activist Bob Massie followed suit in early October, citing similar reasons.

Elizabeth Warren has pulled far away from the rest of the Democratic field in terms of fundraising, raking in $3.15 million during the third quarter.

The Warrens will be together for an official endorsement announcement on Thursday.

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