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Warren camp seeks to ease concerns over ancestry questions

A day after Elizabeth Warren acknowledged that she told two Ivy League schools she was Native American, her campaign began scrambling to allay the concerns of supporters about her handling of the issue, while political observers questioned why she’d let the incendiary issue smolder for so long. A senior staffer on the campaign, meanwhile, said the Warren team was not even aware that she’d been listed as Native American in any official capacity before the news broke last month, because researchers hired to scrub their own candidate’s background for biographical details that might erupt had failed to unearth that the law professor began identifying herself as a Native American about 25 years ago.

A senior staffer on the campaign, meanwhile, said the Warren team was not even aware that she’d been listed as Native American in any official capacity before the news broke last month, because researchers hired to scrub their own candidate’s background for biographical details that might erupt had failed to unearth that the law professor began identifying herself as a Native American about 25 years ago.

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