The Washington Times - July 31, 2012, 08:36AM

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will speak at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign announced Monday.

Ms. Warren, who is locked in a tight race with incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, will deliver an address on Sept. 5, the second-to-last day of the convention. She will speak shortly before former President Bill Clinton, who will give the address formally nominating President Obama as the party’s presidential candidate.

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Democrats hope that the primetime speech will help to boost Ms. Warren’s profile, as she hopes to unseat Mr. Brown in a race that could prove crucial to Democrats’ hopes of retaining their majority in the Senate.

Polling in the race has been virtually dead even, and the most recent poll — released last week by the MassINC Polling Group — showed Ms. Warren leading Mr. Brown, 40 percent to 38 percent.