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Who Won Latest Debate: Scott Brown or Elizabeth Warren?

Held in Springfield, this debate focused more on issues, less on personal attacks.

 

Vital issues core to this race for the U.S. Senate — taxes, healthcare, soaring higher education costs, abortion, insurance coverage of contraception — were the focus of last night's debate between Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren. 

And, of course, there were different views of which candidate accomplished the most in this penultimate debate. The final debate between them is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Who do you think 'won' last night's debate? Tell us in the comments section below.

john l ryan October 11, 2012 at 03:46 PM
warren
john l ryan October 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
elizabeth warren won this debate
JJ October 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Warren clearly defined herself as a fighter for the middle class and for women. She will do so in a velvet glove way which should be very effective. Brown on the other hand solidified his written Pledge to Grover Norquist. Vote the Norquist way or risk having a challenger at the next primary and lose financial support. Brown did not dispute the three negative votes against women which Wareen articulated. Brown would vote GOP in any vote critical to his Party regardless of what Massachusetts wants.
Paul E Keane October 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Brown's objective is to will. After the BS, he's vague. He's rot running with a passion to get something done. Warren, on the other hand has a clear outline of what she would like to work on when she's in office.
just thinking October 11, 2012 at 08:16 PM
how is she fighting for the middle class,she doesn't know who we are.she in her husband are worth over $15 million dollars they made reselling homes from people who were foreclosed on in colorado. they make between them $1 million a yr. at harvard .she said she didn't use her um um indian heritage to get in harvard. yeh I just found out with my blue eyes and light hair .I'm african american, where do I sign up for the free OBAMA money
Bob Samson October 11, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Professor making a tad less than 1/2 million a year with benefits the rest of us will never see has no idea what the middle class is.
Kathleen Bryson October 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Elizabeth Warren has been working on behalf of the middle class long before this senate race came on the horizon. She spent years delving into the issue of bankruptcy and how people find themselves in that awful position. She has been battling large banks and credit card companies on behalf of all of us long before the financial meltdown. Do you propose a salary limit on those running for public office? Is that really the road we need to go down? Elizabeth Warren is the real deal. She has fought tirelessly on the behalf of the middle class and will continue to do so as our next senator.
yogasong October 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Just curious. A question to those of you wondering about Warren's being fit to serve the middle class because of her own level of income. Does this mean that you will be voting for someone other than Romney and Obama because of their financial status? Also, does Warren have some kind of blocking of memories from her modest upbringing that I missed in the press reports? The Bush's have tremendous personal wealth but that didn't stop white working class voters from voting for Sr and Jr because they truly beloved they had their backs while Ted Kennedy had great wealth and did champion middle and low income issues. A candidates personal income is not really a valid argument in a capitalistic system. I believe you have to take it individual by individual and see where the have put their efforts.
Stephen Smith October 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I just thought it was refreshing to actually hear a debare on this issues facing Massachusetts residents instead of the back & forth by both candidates of a personal nature so in that respect the winner of the debate were those watching it I will say one comment though that really bothered me and it was when Brown replied to a question with the comment of serving in Afghanistan. Brown has every right to be proud of his years in the National Guard. Yes, Techically he did serve in Afghanistan but it was a little over a week at best. There is serve and then there is SERVE as those who have done multiple tours there, those who have physical or mental injuries from serving there and those who do even one tour are away from their families for at least a year. I'd like to think it was just a poor choice of words on his part You just can't say one week there puts you on the same level as the many others in the National Guard or the military who have been there
Joseph October 12, 2012 at 01:47 PM
They find themselves in that awful position because they bit off far more than they could chew. While it was easy for them to get approved for something they couldn't afford, why is that the lenders fault? What happened to taking responsibility for your own actions? Cry me a freakin' river. If I sign up for Comcast Premium and can't afford to pay the $200 it costs and my cable gets turned off, that's Comcast's fault? Please. The ones in bankruptcy are to blame, nobody else. Furthermore, EW is far from the real deal. She claims to be "one of you" (middle class), when she is far from it. I don't give a rats a$$ whether she is worth $15 or $15MM. She refuses to acknowledge that she is a 1%er, continually points fingers at the demographic that she belongs and has so many people fooled that she's out to fight for the good of MA residents. She has no mind of her own and was thrown into the fight for MA Senator when she got a taste of the DC machine. The same machine telling her to try and take back Teddy's seat. We all know she is a puppet that will ALWAYS vote party line. G'day.
Timothy Crawford October 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM
As soon as Brown won this seat Obama's team hand picked Warren to run this election ( appointments ect.) she has not been fighting for me or my family!! The rest of you can vote as you are told, I will vote for a balance in Washington. In all fairness Lizzie took this One but I will not lie..she tells way too many for my tastes!
Jay K. October 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Warren finally won a debate on style. In my biased opinion, I think she won all of them on substance - but finally got one on style. Here's to hoping it pays off in the election. She will be a terrific Senator for us.

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