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Elizabeth Warren Nabs Planned Parenthood Endorsement In Massachusetts Senate Race

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Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren picked up the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the reproductive rights group, this week in her race against Republican Sen. Scott Brown for the Massachusetts Senate seat.

It's more good news for Warren, who has so far raised significantly more money than Brown.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund said their decision to endorse Warren was partly due to Brown’s support of the Blunt Amendment, of which he was a co-sponsor. The amendment would have allowed employers and insurers the right to deny coverage for any procedure that contradicts their moral or religious beliefs.

Warren opposed the failed amendment to the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

"Now more than ever, Massachusetts voters want and deserve to be represented in Congress by someone who puts smart policies ahead of political ideologies," said Dianne Luby, president of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund in Massachusetts, in a statement.

"Elizabeth Warren is that candidate. The battle over birth control coverage gives us a brief preview of the thoughtful approach she will take on both health care and economic issues. If elected to Congress, she will oppose attacks on women's health and do what's best for Massachusetts families."

Despite Warren's fundraising success, she and Brown have remained close in the polls.

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