Elizabeth Warren responds to attack on Indian ancestry claims

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is coming under attack again over her claims of Indian ancestry.

Warren, who grew up in Oklahoma, has claimed Cherokee and Delaware ancestry from her mother's side of the family. She is not currently enrolled in any federally recognized Cherokee or Delaware tribe and has not provided documentation of her heritage.

"I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage," Warren says in a new ad. "What kid would?"

Incumbent Scott Brown first brought up the issue in March and claimed Warren used her Native ancestry to advance her career. A new ad that he released yesterday insinuates that she has never given a straight answer on the topic.

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New Elizabeth Warren ad responds to Scott Brown's attacks on Native American issue (MassLive 9/24)
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