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Elizabeth Warren Wants Good Wall Street Cash

By on 1.12.12 | 3:25PM

The Boston Herald reports that Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate who positions herself as a foe of Wall Street, is not opposed to taking Wall Street campaign donations.

"There are people on Wall Street who actually believe we need better rules, fairer rules," Warren is quoted as saying. Obviously, the Wall Street people who help fund her campaign "want reform." She has also attacked Karl Rove, who she says is acting as "Scott Brown's wing man." Rove is an adviser to American Crossroads, a conservative group that has run ads in Massachusetts critical of Warren's support for bank bailouts.

Brown's spokesman zinged Warren: "Professor Warren is a serial hypocrite. She attacks Wall Street while she's taking their campaign cash. Now she's attacking Scott Brown for outside ads that he has condemned and she has cheered on. You don't need to be a Harvard professor to see through Warren's political doublespeak."

Clearly team Brown is trying to make a play for the voters who would rather be governed by the first 400 people listed in the Boston phone book than the Harvard faculty, as the late William F. Buckley, Jr might say. I noted yesterday that Warren hauled in $5.7 million last quarter, more than Brown raised over the same time period.

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