Sen. Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican who paid for law school by posing shirtless for a Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot, thanked God that his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren never did the same.
Thank God, Brown said after the radio host repeated Warren's comment.
Brown is gearing up for a highly-competitive reelection campaign against Warren. In the interview, he defended his decision to pose for Cosmopolitan, taking swipe at Warren, a Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate.
Bottom line is, I didn't go to Harvard. I went to the school of hard knocks. I did whatever I had to do to pay for school, Brown said. Let her throw stones, I did what I had to do.
Poll: Brown, Warren Tied
A poll from UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll showed the two candidates in a statistical dead heat. Though Warren must get through the Democratic primary, she is the early favorite to clinch the nomination.
Since that poll, Brown gave a speech on the Senate floor decrying partisanship and gridlock, a likely effort to reach out to moderates and a major bloc of Massachusetts voters who are unaffiliated. (Watch a video of Brown's speech here.)
Another hitch for Brown is his waning support for the Tea Party groups that helped him win a Senate seat in deep-blue Massachusetts in 2010, according to a report from The Daily Caller.
One Bay State Tea Party organizer said Brown had disappointed us a few times and suggested that similar groups may avoid heavy campaigning.
Listen to Brown's interview with a Boston radio show by clicking here.