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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be looking to boost her campaign with a speech to the Democratic National Convention.

Warren is scheduled to be among those speaking to the delegates on Wednesday night. The Harvard Law School professor and consumer advocate is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who won a special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

The Brown-Warren race has emerged as one of the nation’s most expensive and closely-watched Senate campaigns. Through mid-August the two candidates combined had raised nearly $53 million.

Warren’s convention speech is likely to focus on her campaign themes of Wall Street excesses and the difficulties facing middle-class families.

Warren told Massachusetts delegates on Tuesday that Kennedy changed the way she views public service and that she thinks about his legacy every day.
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