LABOR ATTORNEY LAUNCHES RUN FOR U.S. SENATE
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 20, 2019....Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Democrat who had been considering a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in 2020, is now officially in the race.
"I have spent the last 20 years as a workers' rights attorney, fighting alongside those who have been taken advantage of by their employers," Liss-Riordan wrote in an email announcing her candidacy. "The cases I have fought - for tipped workers, employees misclassified as independent contractors, and low wage workers - have made me realize just how much the rich and powerful have reshaped our country to benefit them. They have been writing the rules for too long - we need to make a change."
Liss-Riordan first filed with the Federal Elections Commission to create a campaign committee on April 19 but had yet to formally launch a bid.
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