Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) thinks he’s got something that will make Elizabeth Warren look like the elitist in the race for Senate in Massachusetts: the fact that Warren rose from working class roots to succeed financially. They want to counter this Elizabeth Warren:
So he’s trying to change the focus of the campaign to her professional success by vowing to release six years of tax returns.
Republican US Senator Scott Brown plans to publicly release six years worth of personal tax returns later this week, his campaign said today in a letter that puts pressure on challenger Elizabeth Warren to do the same. [...]
Warren, a Democrat, has previously said she would release two years of returns if Brown did the same. She said that period spanned the time she had served in the Obama administration and been a political candidate, as well as Brown’s tenure in the Senate.
Brown, friend of Wall Street, is going to have to come up with more than tax returns to undercut the work Warren has done to champion middle class America, or even her own personal story. It’s as clear a case as Wall Street versus Main Street as you’re going to find in 2012, and Warren has the personal and professional story to make that case.
But here’s an interesting angle to the story. Brown shares a senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom (of Etch a Sketch fame), with the Romney campaign. The Romney campaign that steadfastly refuses to release more than a few years of his own tax returns. What’s good for the goose …