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 section below.

Lyen Lawner September 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
"Warren pounded Brown over his record, including his opposition to a bill to provide equal pay for women doing the same work as men" ....Bloomberg Business
Mark September 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM
If that debate was a prizefight Lizzy's corner would've thrown in the towel.
Tom M September 21, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Brown won hands down. Warren has a bull in a china shop approach to solving problems which will do nothing more than stall progress in the senate. Warrens record of not telling the truth and taking payoff money from Travelers to throw poor asbestos workers under the bus will be her demise. Warren stated in the begining of the debate that she would raise taxes a fraction to put people to work (paying for your own job) out of one side of her mouth while later in the debate she said she would never vote to raise taxes. Warren received a zero % loan by not telling the truth. I don't need a liar representing me.
Sandra W. Kirby September 21, 2012 at 01:33 PM
like two "don't know the right word" just arguing back & forth .............. so ............ what's new?????
Tom M September 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM
If Warren would only answer a question.


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