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John Kerry Wants To Help Setti Warren Get Money To Cover Unpaid Campaign Expenses

Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren speaks to a crowd in 2011. (Josh Reynolds/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren speaks to a crowd in 2011. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Former Sen. John Kerry is appealing for funds to help former Newton mayor and gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren address some unsettled campaign expenses.

"Political campaigns today cost too much money," Kerry wrote in an email Wednesday. "Setti's campaign for governor ended with some expenses that remain to be paid. I am writing today to ask you to join me in making a donation to help clear the final obligations of his campaign."

Kerry said his friends helped him retire campaign debt when he lost a bid for Congress in 1972 and said his friends, including Warren, who previously worked for Kerry, were also there for him in 2004 after Kerry lost the race for president.

Warren dropped out of the race for governor earlier this year, citing fundraising challenges.

"I know Setti's going to stay in this fight - his calling to public service remains as strong now as it was when he decided to run for Governor - and I want to make sure he isn't ever held back by the obligations he amassed in this campaign," Kerry wrote. "We all want that for Setti. I am contributing and I thank you for anything you can do to help him."

While its unclear how much money Warren's campaign owes in outstanding liabilities, his committee had just over $10,000 in its account through mid-June.

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