From The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/us/politics/elizabeth-warrens-fighting-words-draw-gops-fire.html?nl=us&emc=politicsemailema3
Published: October 18, 2011
BOSTON — In her nascent Senate campaign, Elizabeth Warren has captivated the national Democratic base with her scrappy populist rhetoric, most notably in a viral YouTube video in which she exhorts wealthy business owners to pay their fair share of taxes on the grounds that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”
Those fighting words have unquestionably helped Ms. Warren, a Harvard law professor who set up the Obama administration’s new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, become a formidable candidate in a matter of weeks. She raised $3.15 million in August and September, much of it from national liberal groups that have criticized President Obama for conceding too much to Republicans in Congress. That beat Senator Scott P. Brown’s third-quarter take of $1.55 million, although Mr. Brown, a Republican, has more than $10 million in his war chest.
Whether Ms. Warren’s combativeness will appeal beyond her party’s liberal base and resonate with the many independent voters whose support she needs to defeat Mr. Brown remains to be seen. Republicans are already seeking to use it against her and are accusing her of class warfare, in what will surely be a dominant theme of the race.
In a new Web video, the Massachusetts Republican Party calls Ms. Warren “too divisive,” with clips of her discussing how she has “thrown rocks at people that I think are in the wrong.”
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