GOP Says Elizabeth Warren Has Basically Never Been to Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren lives in a tent in a Harvard hallway. Photo: Alex Wong/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]