Brown: 'Thank God' Warren kept her 'clothes on'
October 6th, 2011
09:56 PM ET
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Brown: 'Thank God' Warren kept her 'clothes on'

(CNN) – It didn't take long for the zings to begin in the closely watched Massachusetts Senate race between GOP Sen. Scott Brown and leading Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

When asked Tuesday at a primary debate how Warren paid for college - noting a nearly nude 1982 Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot that Brown did to earn money at age 22 - the Democratic candidate fired off: "I kept my clothes on."

Two days later, Brown had one comment about Warren not taking off her clothes.

"Thank God," he said, laughingly, during a radio interview with WZLX in Boston Thursday. "I didn't go to Harvard. I went to the school of hard knocks, and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school."

Brown, who was elected to the Senate in a January 2010 special election, received his degrees from Tufts University and Boston College Law School. Warren graduated from the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law.

Warren, a Harvard law professor, will face a crowded field of candidates in next year's Democratic Senate primary. She's known for previously serving as a special adviser to President Barack Obama to help develop the recently-formed U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A poll released Monday showed the two candidates in a statistical dead heat.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. diridi

    I love Elizabeth Warren, she stands for POOR-MAN, not rich thugs, that evade Taxes, and send jobs overseas. vote for Elizabeth....good luck, god bless...

    October 7, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  2. Don

    OK, Brown's comment was inappropriate and disrespectful. Perhaps he was being a bit defensive – which is understandable. Warren's reputation for integrity and fearlessness against Wall Street power is widely recognized. Brown has been presented as a politically smart opportunist (he is not alone on the Hill with that assessment). The battle will be interesting. Warren has class. I hope Brown will show the same in the coming months. TGIF

    October 7, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  3. bassman

    Not one member of our media had a problem with Mike Tyson's Palin Rape comment, yet this is out of bounds.

    October 7, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. Seattle Sue

    I understand that Brown drives that pickup truck so that he can haul all that money he gets from Wall Street to the bank.

    October 7, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
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