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.

Gordon McIntosh September 21, 2012 at 09:12 PM
I'm sorry but in the first 20 minutes I didn't hear anything intelligent or useful from either candidate. It sounded to me like a playground squabble. I changed the channel. Maybe it got better afterwards.
Joe Veno September 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Who won ? Brown.
Jack October 02, 2012 at 01:26 AM
If Warren will lie about her ethnicity to get employed by the Ivy League, then we can only expect more and bigger lies if elected. It would be nice if she would take the time to get a law license if she wants to practice law, too.
Barry Berman October 06, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I have yet to hear Brown say how he would take on the fundamentalists within his own party. On the major issues he has voted in lock step with the Teabaggers. He may be a nice guy but he is independent in name only.
Jack October 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Well, we know Warren isn't independent. She is Occupy through and through.


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