Mass. Dems' Pow-wow Clears Field for Warren
3:52 PM, Jun 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has won her party's nomination to face Republican Scott Brown in the general election, MassLive.com reports:
Warren won the nomination with 95 percent of delegate support, a record for the state party.
Warren has been dogged by controversy surrounding her claims to Cherokee heritage, claims that she has continued to make despite a lack of proof. A law professor at Harvard, Warren was previously listed as a minority employee and has cited her aunt's claim to "high cheekbones" and family lore as proof of her Native American ancestry.
According to the RealClearPolitics average, Brown and Warren are effectively tied for the seat, which Brown won in a special election in 2010.