Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Senator Scott Brown for the junior senate seat in Massachusetts. And while the election is not until November, the campaigns are in full swing and the attacks have already begun.
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Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and consumer advocate, this week released her earnings. She took home more than $700,000 in compensation from teaching and consulting fees over a two-year period from 2010 to 2011, reported Boston.com.
According to her personal financial disclosure report submitted to the U.S. Senate’s Office of Public Records, Warren earned a $429,981 salary as a professor at Harvard Law from 2010-2011. The report also shows that Warren earned an additional $136,946 in royalties for books she wrote, along with $133,938 in consulting fees.
Warren’s compensation puts her in the top tier of earners in Massachusetts and the United States.
Warren, a Democrat, has focused her campaign on the fight for the middle class.
Brown this week urged Warren to join his call for outside groups to pull political attack ads from the state’s airwaves. The Massachusetts Republican sent a letter Friday to Warren saying candidates have a responsibility to speak against the ads regardless of whether they may help or harm their campaigns, reported the Boston Herald.
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