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Diehl sets sights on Warren’s Senate seat

Republican Massachusetts State Rep. Geoff Diehl is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Elizabeth Warren. (WJAR)

Republican Massachusetts State Rep. Geoff Diehl is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Elizabeth Warren.

“Can anybody here tell me what Elizabeth Warren has done for the state of Massachusetts down in Washington D.C.?” Diehl asked rhetorically at a news conference in Fall River on Wednesday.

While none of the handful of his supporters answered, Diehl went on to basically allege that Warren is only in Washington to serve herself. He said he plans to will bring a different set of priorities.

“This is about working for the people of Massachusetts, something I’ve been proud to do since 2010 when I was first elected,” he said.

Diehl referred to two accomplishments he claims while in the legislature.

First, he fought against an automatic gas tax hike proposed by then-governor Deval Patrick, which was defeated.

He also worked to prevent Massachusetts taxpayers from being held responsible for any cost overruns if Boston were to host the Olympics.

Diehl was endorsed by Curt Schilling, and he’s been a supporter of President Donald Trump.

“I support the reforms that Donald Trump is trying to get through for the United states, and particularly how it’s going to benefit Massachusetts,” he said.

Two other Republicans have already announced, and another two are exploring the possibility.

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