Pro-XRP Lawyer Contemplates Challenging Elizabeth Warren in 2024 Elections

John Deaton, a prominent lawyer who advocates for the cryptocurrency industry, is considering running against Elizabeth Warren for her seat in the United States Senate. The election is scheduled for November 2024. According to a report by the Boston Globe on February 14, an insider from the Republican Party revealed that Deaton is seriously considering the senate election in Massachusetts, where Warren has been the representative since her election in 2013. Jim Conroy, a former advisor to the governor of Massachusetts, has been advising Deaton and expects him to make a decision about the race soon.

Deaton is well-known in the U.S. crypto community and has spent years defending the rights of mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease victims. In 2021, he filed a legal brief on behalf of over 6,000 XRP holders in a lawsuit between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple Labs. Since then, Deaton has been a vocal critic of the SEC, its Chair Gary Gensler, and Warren, who has taken a tough stance on cryptocurrencies and has become a target for industry advocates.

In his latest criticism of Warren on social media, Deaton accused her of “gaslighting the American public.” Warren was first elected to the Senate in 2012 when she defeated incumbent Senator Scott Brown with 53.7% of the vote. In 2018, she defeated former state representative Geoff Diehl with 60% of the vote. Polls conducted in 2023 showed that only 41% of Massachusetts residents viewed her candidacy favorably.

According to the Boston Globe, Deaton’s candidacy may not only aim to directly defeat Warren in Massachusetts but also to engage her in a competitive race and hamper her ability to raise funds for other candidates and causes. The Republican Party sees this as an opportunity to make the race more challenging for Warren and potentially weaken her political influence.

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