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Warren Walks Back 'Save Capitalism' Comment

4:04 PM, Jul 31, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren backed away from her statement that supporters of hers from Wall Street tell her she could "save capitalism." The Boston Herald reports on the Democratic candidate's walkback:

Democrat Elizabeth Warren admitted today it was “silly” for her to say that Wall Street execs are behind her because she can rescue capitalism.

“I passed along a comment that was over the top and it was silly for me to do so,” Warren said during a stop in Somerville.

Warren repeated the same line when asked to explain her capitalist superhero statement as she toured the Assembly Row construction site as part of her “Rebuild Now” campaign tour.

Update: Colin Reed, a spokesman for Warren's Republican opponent Scott Brown, responds. “Even Professor Warren recognizes how silly it is for the intellectual founder of the Occupy protest movement to suggest that she is going to save our free enterprise system," says Reed.

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