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.


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.