GOP Cryptocurrency Advocate Moves to Challenge Elizabeth Warren on Her Home Turf

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Republican John Deaton, a lawyer and cryptocurrency advocate, entered the U.S. Senate race by announcing a challenge against two-term incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday.

Deaton, the managing partner of a law firm in Providence, R.I., specializing in cases involving mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses, has relocated from Rhode Island to Swansea, Massachusetts.

He is a prominent figure in the crypto community, sharing his insights through platforms such as his website, CryptoLaw.

Deaton’s campaign launch video, released on Tuesday, showcases his journey from childhood poverty to becoming the first person in his family to graduate high school.

He went on to join the Marines and establish his own law practice, overcoming addiction and testicular cancer in the process.

Deaton’s campaign launch follows through on an idea he mentioned on social media in December.


Warren, a Democrat from Cambridge, has maintained her position since winning against Scott Brown, the Republican incumbent, in a competition in 2012.

She also convincingly defeated her most recent GOP rival, Geoff Diehl, securing 60% of the vote six years later.

Her most recent appearance on the Massachusetts ballot was during the 2020 presidential primary. She finished third behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, ultimately suspending her campaign a few days later.

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