Beth Lindstrom, the state's former consumer affairs secretary, officially launched on Saturday her campaign for the U.S. Senate.
The longtime Massachusetts political operative is joining other Republicans looking to unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 election.
Lindstrom accuses Warren of being more interested in a national agenda than focusing on Massachusetts residents.
She also told supporters she would collaborate with President Trump — at least some of the time.
"I will work with the president when he is right, oppose him when he is wrong, and always show respect for the office that he holds," she said.
Lindstrom, who served in the administration of former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, is promising to help cut corporate taxes and take a tough line on illegal immigration to the state.
Whitman state Rep. Geoff Diehl, launched his bid for U.S. Senate in early August. He served as co-chairman of Trump's campaign in Massachusetts. Fellow Republican Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Cambridge-based entrepreneur, is also challenging Warren.
This article was originally published on October 15, 2017.