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Chris Henrichsen, of Wyoming

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Chris Henrichsen Campaign

Chris Henrichsen, of Wyoming

Not Ms. Warren, or even Mrs. Warren, but "Professor Warren."

That's the Republican incumbent Scott Brown's echoing moniker for Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor who is challenging him in this election's closely watched U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. Republicans have been framing Ms. Warren as "Professor Warren" since she announced her candidacy, inflaming critics who say that she is being snidely pigeonholed.

Ms. Warren isn't the only one to take heat for