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Who Won the Brown-Warren Debate?

Incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren squared off in their first debate Thursday night.

Republican Sen. Scott Brown faced off against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren Thursday night in a debate televised by WBZ-TV. The Thursday debate was the first of four planned tilts between the candidates, and it saw disagreement between the two on just about every topic.

Polls have seesawed over the last week, with Brown and Warren swapping small leads, as they have throughout the campaign. The debates may provide one or the other an opportunity to change voter minds and swing the election his or her way.

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"He has said he will defend the top 2 percent and the top 3 percent ... and will hold the other 98 percent of families hostage," Warren said, referencing Brown's position against extending the Bush-era tax cuts unless it also contained cuts for the country's top earners. 

Brown countered by noting that Warren's policies would raise taxes, on everyone, in fact, it's the "first thing she looks to do," he said. 

"And the criticism is that I don't want to raise taxes," he said. "Guilty as charged. I'm not going to raise taxes. I'm going to protect taxpayers' pocketbooks and wallets."

Who do you think won the debate? Did the back and forth change your mind about the upcoming election? Did the candidates answer the questions you had?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Ron September 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Are you looking for a Bi-Partisan Senator who has the interest for the best ideas? If you answer is yes Scott Brown appreciates your vote. Liz, "I'll check a box for my own personal benefit" Warren will only vote for the best interest of the Democratic Party regardless of the hidden costs to the citezens or special interests.
Ron September 21, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Spreading fear to woman and reaching out to a national audience shows that she is unable to win the seat on her own merrit. Her lack of charachter and integrity was in full view. Do you really think that Scott Brown would vote against a law that would harm his daughters? Seems to me that the special interests in the bills that Professor Lie-awatha pressed him on was giving advantages to lawyers opposed to help solve problems.
Uncle Bunny September 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Harvard university's largest union ( 4,500 members ) is deadlocked in a tense contract negotiation, Liz Warren refuses to endorse the employees. I guess she does not want to upset the bloated endowment of her employer. Bet she would endorse any other union but not one in her 02138 zip code.
x September 22, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Where will Warren do the least damage? That is the question. In Washington she already created another useless bureaucracy. Like others, this one will become bloated with fresh college graduates who could have led otherwise productive lives in the private sector. It is not like we don't have enough government agencies to protect the consumer. If Warren remains a Harvard professor she will cultivate new generations of leftist Harvard graduates. We have a good supply of these, but could use a few more. As voters, our choice is simple. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
P.P. Longstocking September 27, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Scott Brown thanked the Tea Party for his win two years ago. That should be enough to get every moderate in Massachusetts at the polls.

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