Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania of her Native American heritage, The Boston Globe reported. The re-election campaign of Sen. Scott P. Brown, Ms. Warren’s Republican opponent, demanded last month that she apologize for letting Harvard’s law school identify her as a Native American member of its faculty during the 1990s. (Ms. Warren has not provided proof of that heritage.) When the issue arose last month, Ms. Warren said she did not know that Harvard had been promoting her as a minority faculty member, and that she had identified herself as a minority only in a legal directory. In a statement to the newspaper, Ms. Warren reiterated that she is proud of her heritage, which she said “played no role” in her hiring.
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