Former Romney Aide Announces Senate Bid to Challenge Warren

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A Massachusetts Republican woman who served in the administration of former Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday announced her candidacy for the Senate in hopes of ousting Democratic incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Beth Lindstrom posted a video to YouTube and her website to declare her candidacy for the Senate but said a more formal announcement would be made in the fall, CBS Boston reported.

"I'm running for Senate as an independent Republican who believes people could get things done if we just got to work," Lindstrom said in the video. "Eventually you have to stop the finger-pointing and solve the problem."

Lindstrom's resume includes work in the public sector. She previously served as the director of consumer affairs under Romney when he was governor and later ran the Massachusetts state lottery.

Lindstrom will need to defeat three other Republicans in the primary before she can face off against Warren in the 2018 election.

Warren has been gearing up for her 2018 reelection and has raised over $8 million since January. At the end of June, her campaign account totaled $11 million.

Warren is currently running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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