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Who Won the Brown-Warren Debate?

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

Republican Senator 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% 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.

Stumpgrinder October 09, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I'll see your you tube video, and raise you mine. I am not sure, but I think that the third woman out was Liz........ at her college film class (all tongue in cheek) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0k0z2MtvLY Can't wait for this to be over.......................
elaine October 11, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Brown attacks Warren consistently on who she is -- her heritage, her job, etc. Warren attacks Brown on how he votes. Personally I don't care about heritage, religion, job...but I do care a lot about how Brown has voted. Three cheers for Warren for focusing on the specifics rather than character assassination.
gjmacd October 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I keep saying that Brown's yet to discuss his record, and Warren's talked about NOTHING BUT his record. I find it interesting that Brown's first attack is to go after her race... Regardless of whether or not she is Indian (and we know she didn't benefit from this, Harvard's laughed that one off...). I view this as a non-issue. Brown's a dirt bag for just pressing and pressing this. I often wonder what he's like behind closed doors when he has to deal with minorities or worse (scoff) women!
Deanie October 12, 2012 at 01:58 AM
HARDLY! The woman has NO crediable record & is a puppet od Obummers! ALL Liberal & spend, spend ...NO WAY WARREN!
Stumpgrinder October 19, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I love Warren's latest ad on TV. She says that if you don't vote for her, the Dems might lose the majority in the Senate, and if that happens, it's YOUR fault for not voting for her. Talk about throwing the blame on everyone else! Who is this woman who will throw her constituents under the bus?

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