Warren says she told schools of Native heritage

Boston, Massachusetts (AP) June 2012

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.

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.