GOP Says Elizabeth Warren Has Basically Never Been to Massachusetts

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WASHINGTON - MARCH 04:  Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren listens during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to oversee the expenditure of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) March 4, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the current financial situation of Citigroup and future strategies for running the institution.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elizabeth Warren
WASHINGTON - MARCH 04: Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren listens during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to oversee the expenditure of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) March 4, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the current financial situation of Citigroup and future strategies for running the institution. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elizabeth Warren Photo: Alex Wong/2010 Getty Images

The consumer advocate and Harvard professor formed an exploratory committee and launched a website today in the run-up to announcing a challenge to Republican senator Scott Brown. In a preview of a possible general election strategy, the National Republican Senatorial Committee claimed that Warren isn't "Massachusetts" enough for voters.


Republicans scoffed at Warren's latest move. "As a native of Oklahoma, the anointed candidate of the Washington establishment, and someone who has spent many years ensconced in the hallways of Harvard, it's a good idea for Professor Warren to learn more about her adopted state of Massachusetts as she prepares to compete in a crowded Democrat primary," said Brian Walsh of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

It's frankly shocking that since she started teaching at Harvard nearly two decades ago, Warren has never left the hallways to see the rest of the state. What's her platform going to be about, water fountains and cork boards? She should know that those aren't the issues real voters care about.

Warren launches website, exploratory committee [Boston Globe]