On Saturday morning, Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Senate Elizabeth Warren addressed a breakfast meeting of labor leaders in Boston. The Harvard professor acknowledged that the Brown campaign has shown that they are willing to get "nasty," but said that she is ready to fight for the Democratic Party and for the people of Massachusetts.

Right wing blogs and commentators have spent the last few weeks attempting to derail the Warren campaign with accusations that the candidate exploited her Cherokee heritage to get ahead in her academic life. At this morning's breakfast, Warren said that the challenge has only hardened her resolve.

“I know what this fight is going to be about," Warren said, "I know how tough it’s going to be. I’ve gotten a taste of just how nasty it’s going to get. And you know what? I’m ready. So all I need to know is, are you ready?”

The Boston Globe reported that she was met with "hearty cheers."

“I know what we’re up against. This is going to be a tough race," she continued, "There’s Scott Brown. There’s his Wall Street money. There’s his Big Oil money, and there’s his whole band of Republican buddies. They’ve got money. They’ve got connections. They’ve got lobbyists in Washington. But you know what? I’m not scared because I’ve got you.”

Watch the video, embedded via the Boston Globe, below: