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Potential Elizabeth Warren challenger to hold first event

John Kingston, a Winchester Republican moving toward a run against US Senator Elizabeth Warren, will hold his first campaign event next week, “cocktails and dinner” at a Boston steakhouse.

In an email to potential supporters, Kingston wrote, “I am pleased to invite you to my first event as I explore a run for U.S. Senate.” The August 3, invitation-only soiree is slated for Morton’s steakhouse in the Seaport.

But the attached invitation includes an email address registered to johnkingston.com, which indicates he is further along in the process, declaring, “John is an independent leader who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren.”


Kingston, whose wealth would allow him to finance much of his campaign, has been moving toward a campaign for months. Two other Republicans, state Representative Geoff Diehl and Shiva Ayyadurai, have also said they will seek the nomination.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at jim.osullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.