Warren says she told schools of Native heritage
BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has publicly acknowledged for the first time that she told officials at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she had Native American heritage.
The Harvard Law School professor's campaign said in a statement that she gave that information to the schools only after she had been hired.
The Boston Globe first reported the statement. The newspaper (http://bo.st/JSKf4y) also reported that documents obtained from Harvard's library show that the law school first reported a Native American female professor in 1992, when Warren was a visiting professor. She returned to Harvard in 1995.
Warren has provided no documentation of Native American heritage, which she has said was part of family lore.
She is running for the Massachusetts Senate seat held by Republican Scott Brown.