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Pro-XRP Lawyer John Deaton Challenges Senator Elizabeth Warren, Launches Crypto-Funded Senate Bid

John Deaton, an advocate for the cryptocurrency XRP, has declared his intention to contest against the long-serving Senator Elizabeth Warren in the upcoming Massachusetts Senate race.

Deaton, who has a significant following in the crypto community on social media, has urged his supporters to contribute to his campaign financially.

On the social media platform X, he informed his 324,100 followers of his $500,000 personal investment in his Senate bid, expressing his belief in his potential to unseat Warren despite her 11-year tenure.

He confidently stated, “I can win, some people mistakenly believe that Elizabeth Warren cannot be beaten in Massachusetts and it’s simply not true.

“I put in $500K of my own money because I know I can win.

“Please help me get to $1 million by March 31. Donate traditionally or through Crypto because freedom is on the line.”

The election, set for September 3, sees Deaton having already funded half of his campaign goal, calling on his followers to help raise the remaining $500,000, through either cash or cryptocurrency donations.

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“You must believe in yourself, if I could self-fund I would, because freedom is on the line. I need your help. I’m trying to raise $1 million by the end of the quarter,” Deaton emphasized.

Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, has shown support for Deaton’s campaign, highlighting the need for individuals who are prepared to challenge the status quo, particularly against banks’ influence over lawmaking and their impact on the crypto industry.

Deaton’s candidacy was officially announced on February 20, as reported by Cointelegraph, with a campaign focus on confronting “Washington elites” and criticism of Senator Warren for her lack of achievements for Massachusetts.

Despite Deaton’s strategic avoidance of crypto in his campaign discussions, the underlying tension between him and crypto-skeptical government figures like Warren is evident.

Warren, in December 2023, criticized the close ties between the crypto industry and Washington insiders, implying that some officials might be positioning themselves for future roles in digital asset lobbying while still in public service.

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