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.

Dick Jewell September 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I am so tired of politics, the latest being Brown and Warren! Brown is my man, no put intended, because he is pro-life. That is the highest bar that I hold all candidates up to. I listened to the kissy remarks between Menino and Warren about having each other's back. My only concern is who has the backs of the unborn?
Genie Kennedy September 22, 2012 at 07:34 PM
If you had listened to the debate you would know he is NOT pro-life. He said he would vote against any supreme court nominee who is against roe v wade
David Levitt September 28, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Both candidates are pro-choice. The clear difference is that Warren will stick up for and defend the working poor and middle class while Brown has always voted for protecting subsidies to Big Oil and not taxing the super rich.


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