‘‘Scott Brown is an independent voice and while he welcomes support from all people, he is not beholden to any group,’’ Brown campaign spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said in a statement.
‘‘Elizabeth Warren is different. She claims to be the founder of the radical Occupy protest movement, however when no one is watching, Warren is serving as a hired gun for huge corporations against the middle class,’’ she added.
Warren — who calls Brown’s ‘‘hired gun’’ claims false and misleading — seemed unfazed by the tea party’s opposition to her candidacy, suggesting their support for Brown shows he’s more conservative than he’s let on.
She pointed to a recent debate when Brown — asked to name a ‘‘model’’ Supreme Court justice — first named conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, followed quickly by Chief Justice John Roberts, associate justice Anthony Kennedy and associate justice Sonia Sotomayor.
‘‘When Scott Brown said Scalia was his model Supreme Court justice, I think he strengthened his support among the tea partiers,’’ Warren said.