The field of Republicans vying to unseat Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren just got smaller.

Entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who had been campaigning as a Republican, announced Saturday that he planned run as an independent.

“We dumped the Republican party in Massachusetts,” Ayyadurai said in a telephone interview.

“We’ve declared our independence.”

He made the announcement during a campaign event at a hotel in Marlborough.

Read the full article at the Boston Globe website.