Massachusetts: Scott Brown continues to blast Professor Warren
In Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reports that Scott Brown continues to blast Professor Warren for her interest free loan from Harvard. Brown’s camp also blasted Warren’s financial history as she campaigns in support of low-interest student loans, saying the Harvard Law professor’s interest-free loan from Harvard means she is out of touch with struggling students. Warren disclosed the 20-year interest free loan from Harvard, which lent her between $15,000 and $50,000 in 1996, in financial disclosure forms filed last year.
- Meanwhile, the Springfield Republican reports that Brown continues to press Warren to release her income tax returns. Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s re-election campaign is taking aim at Elizabeth Warren, his chief Democratic rival, for her refusal to release six years of income tax returns and for accepting a zero-interest loan from her employer more than 15 years ago. In a series of press releases sent on Tuesday, Brown’s campaign manager Jim Barnett lashed out at Warren for refusing to release six years of income tax returns, the latest number suggested by Brown in the ongoing battle on the topic.
- Finally, Lt. Colonel Brown released a radio report reaffirming his commitment to the military installations in the Bay State. “Hello this is Scott Brown; Hanscom, Devens, Westover, Barnes, Otis, Natick Labs. What do these military installations have in common? They are all valuable strategic defense assets that play an important role in the Massachusetts economy. Not only do they employ tens of thousands of people, they support numerous other jobs in the community as well. They also have come under attack for cuts and potential closures. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard, and a member of the Armed Services Committee, I know how critical these bases are to our nation’s defense needs. But we can’t assume that Washington sees things the same way we do. That’s why I’m working with Democrats and Republicans, state and local officials to strongly advocate for our military bases. Our national security depends on keeping these bases open, and so does our economy.”