Pro-XRP Lawyer Confident He Can Win Senate Bid

Deaton with XRP logo

Pro-XRP lawyer John Deaton has stated that he is prepared to challenge cryptocurrency critic Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Senate election, inviting his massive crypto-friendly social media following to financially support his campaign.

Deaton is certain he can challenge Warren

In a tweet on X (previously Twitter), Deaton informed his 324,100 followers that he had invested $500,000 of his own money in the Senate race. He added that he is certain he can challenge Warren, despite the fact that she has held the office in Massachusetts for 11 years.

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

The election is set for September 3. Although Deaton has given 50% of the campaign funding, he has asked his fans to help raise an extra $500,000, which may be donated in cash or cryptocurrency.

“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 stated. 

Cardano founder supports Deaton’s campaign

On March 4, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson announced to his followers that he had given to Deaton’s campaign because the country needs individuals who are “willing to take on the establishment against banks writing our laws and destroying the Crypto industry.”

On February 20, Cointelegraph announced that Deaton had formally begun his campaign for a US Senate seat in Massachusetts.

In a video posted to his X account on February 20, Deaton stated that his campaign will be centred on “taking on the Washington elites,” arguing that Senator Warren “gets nothing done” for Massachusetts.

While Deaton is keeping the topic of cryptocurrency out of his campaign, there is little doubt that there is friction between Deaton and government officials who are also crypto sceptics, such as Warren.

Warren said in December 2023 that there was a revolving door between the crypto sector and Washington, DC insiders, implying that many government officials may be setting the foundation to “audition” for digital asset lobbying posts while still in office.

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