Brown made sure to express his displeasure with the idea of Warren going negative. "It would be unfortunate if Elizabeth Warren attacked me with her ads, as Globe reports," he tweeted
. "I had hoped for better."
Brown's campaign then issued a statement for good measure. "I was disappointed to read in today's Boston Globe that Elizabeth Warren is preparing to run ads attacking me," said Brown. "I had hoped for better in this campaign, and the voters of Massachusetts deserve better. In the past, she has criticized negative advertising, but now appears ready to adopt it based on the advice she's getting from her Washington D.C. advisors. What her campaign doesn't understand is that the problem voters have is not with Professor Warren's TV ads, it's her extremist views and her role as the founder of the radical Occupy protest movement that are turning people off."
Warren did debut a new television ad
Wednesday afternoon, and while it didn't go after her opponent, it was a shift from previous ads in that it didn't feature her speaking, instead using a voiceover and various people talking about Warren over clips of her on the campaign trail (the campaign did run a similar ad
this spring). While it's certainly a step, don't expect the Democratic criticism to let up until she goes after Brown on television.