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TELL US: Who Won the Senate Debate?

Share your thoughts on Monday's debate.

Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren faced off in their second debate Monday night at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

Brown touted his bipartisan record and attacked Warren on claims of Native American ancestry and legal work for corporations, painting her as an out-of-touch opportunist.

Warren cited her advocacy for the working class and attacked Brown for his votes against jobs bills, casting him as a politician for the wealthy and corporate interests.

The Boston Herald has the complete video of the debate.

Both candidates got their share of applause from the audience. But we want to know what you think.

Who would you say won? Did either candidate sway you in either direction? Were your questions answered? Discuss in the comments below.

Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 10:58 PM
What debate were you watching. How rude can you be to constantly interupt Brown and then when he smacks her down down that is the only thing you can bring up pathetic!
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Better than calling out Kagen with no Judicial experiance. How trite.
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Kimberly don't forget that she is a one percenter. She makes $300K for teaching one class at Harvard while students are going into debet $60K/per going to Harvard. $225K defending Travelers Ins. Buying and flipping foreclosed homes in Oklahoma. The beurcratic deptartment she set up in Washington dolls out six figure salaries to 60% of the staff hired.Go fact checking on that.
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Caroline how much more do you want from those 10% who pay 80% of the taxes. When is enough, enough. Obama and his Job czar where laughing on camera saying that shovel ready jobs were not so shovel ready. How much Caroline???
Judith Otto October 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Check out the fact checking http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/10/02/fact-check-debate/QkSPbkIbodITrWIXIBCPII/story.html?p1=Well_BG_Links especially ISSUE: Did Brown vote 50 percent of the time with Senate Democrats? In his closing statement, Brown sought to burnish his ­bipartisan credentials by asserting, “I’m 50 percent with my party, 50 percent with the other party.” FACTS: It depends on how you count the votes. A Congressional Quarterly analysis found that Brown voted with the Republican leadership 54 percent of the time. But that calculation included dozens of amendments that had no chance of passing. "As the Globe reported in May, on the most important, news-generating votes since he arrived in office in early 2010, Brown joined Republican leaders 76 percent of the time, ­according to an analysis by Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan organization."
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Patty H. the only thing shameful is that she put herself as a minority in the registry at Penn and Harvard and then took it off when she could not prove. Lying is shameful.
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:31 PM
It is she that has to prove what she is! I bet you her three brothers who served this country were proud to check the white box. She is no indian Jack. She knows it and you know it. She won't even meet with real indians. She is a fraud and you continue to stick your head in the sand.
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Alan I don't know what koolaid you are drinking but she can't get one story right. Lied about being and indian and got caught. Lied about the recipes in her POWWOW Chow. Lied about work for the little guy when she was working for Travelers (not that there is anything wrong with that). Lied about flipping foreclosed homes and got caught. Lied about practicing law in MA and got caught. Very honest Alan very honest. The truth does sting.
Raymond Hanna October 03, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Both stumbled at times. If you think your candidate was flawless and trounced the other candidate you are only kidding yourself. Brown fumbled the SCJ question and Warren fumbled the bi-partisian question ala Lugar. So the debate was about even, slight edge to Brown based answering the college student jobs question. I don't think the female senior was looking for a construction job building roads. So look at each candidates record from independent sources, not their websites. Find what work both candidates did via their public record, and you will find if you are honest with yourself you can not vote for the one percenter from Harvard elite.
Raymond Hanna October 04, 2012 at 12:06 AM
All bills go through multiple votes before the final vote on the floor.
tracy anderson October 04, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Brown definitely won. We are lucky to have someone like him down in the Senate representing Mass. Warren was very well coached and tried desperately to say all the "right things." She didn't make any sense. She made up things as she went. Her "facts" were very suspect. She told a UMASS Lowell poli. sci. senior who asked about jobs when she graduates, that we'd be building roads and bridges. Say what? Maybe she can run that steam roller thing on all these new roads we'll be building??? Here's a thought, if the very wealthy, very powerful very well-educated Mass. Democratic delegation of Congressmen and Senators who are representing us in Washington all worked with people on both sides, like Sen. Brown does, then perhaps they'd actually get something accomplished in the supposed goal of helping our State be the leader we all know it can be! Thx. Thank goodness we have people like Sen. Brown working for us.
Watertown Freedom October 04, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Bob Dee, the way the Republicans blocked her nomination is through the abuse of the filibuster and "unanimous consent" rules. The US Senate requires unanimous consent to move forward on everything. A SINGLE senator can slow everything down, by refusing. It then takes 60 votes (which the Democrats do not have) to move ahead. Since appointees (judges, cabinet positions, etc.) have to be approved by the Senate, the Republicans have prevented Obama from filling hundreds of positions by using this tactic.
Raymond Hanna October 04, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Watertown Freedom you're whinning like the whinner in chief. Liberals cram obamacare down the throats of the American people. Conservative rallyied and trounced in the 2010 elections. You have seen nothing yet. Here is a joke for you to lighten things up: A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny... The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different... again. Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan." The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Obama?" Johnny said, "Because I'm a Republican." The teacher asked him why he's a Republican. Little Johnny answered, "Well, my Mom's a Republican and my Dad's a Republican, so I'm a Republican." Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?" With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, "That would make me an Obama fan."
Dr. Paul Anderson October 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
The essential basis for choosing any candidate, should begin with his or her character. Ones ability to be truthful or not, should be the deciding factor in choosing any candidate. I will not soon forget, a meeting I attended in the Oval Office in 81', with the Washington Press Corps.,as President Reagan spoke.As I listened to the evening news regarding that a.m.meeting,I realized just how distorted the media really was. "TRUTH" for the media is a foreign language. During the 2008 Presidential campaign season, I listened carefully as both men made their case.I must say,then Senator Obama's ability to be truthful, was in question.The statistics he quoted when compared to Congressional records, were inaccurate at best. In 2009 I did some extensive research into his Affordable Health Care Plan.I couldn't believe my eves, after learning that he had proposed a:Global Health Initiative as Senator, and as President, pledged 65 Billion Dollars at the 2009 London G-20 Summit. Speaking of re-distribution of wealth,this one took the cake as my Dad would say. His International re-distribution of wealth, has also effected Americs's Manned Space Program.Jobs lost at the space center alone exceeded 15,000 ,not including companies that were for support by supplying parts and materials. Four more years of Pres.Obama, and this nation will become a third world country. In closing it's disturbing to me, to be forced to make such statements,but the alternative would be a disaster.
Paul Turner October 04, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Dr. Anderson put his comments in the wrong forum. He did not answer the question put forth in this section.
x October 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Scott Brown just accepted the endorsement of a group of white ministers. Shades of Reconstruction and Klan meetings. Just kidding, of course, but imagine the outrage. Elizabeth Warren just accepted the endorsement of a group of black ministers. Shades of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Where is the outrage? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
reggie October 06, 2012 at 02:22 AM
i believe e warren won she outlined her position and what she wants to do for ma,unlike brown he's beginning to look,act,and lair like his boss mitt romney
x October 06, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Professor Warren might have taught you capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. But then again, maybe not. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
MiriamBranch October 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I don't think Warren or Brown are bad people personally at all---This comes down to which person would best represent us---here in Massachusetts. I was on the fence, but Brown lost me with the Scalia comment---That man should resign and become a radio show host---His "original text" approach to interpreting cases is quite selective---gay rights and abortion are not OK because they were illegal for 200 years, but rights to won AK-47's and machine guns somehow were contemplated. The S. Ct. matters and Brown just doesn't vote the way most people in MA would on court nominations---He voted against Elena Kagan, the Solicitor General of the US because of he "lack of experience"....That just doesn't make sense. I'm also concerned after reading about Brown joining just about all of the GOP's Senate filibusters---which of course mean that no discussion---NOT even a discussion---could go forward on some important bills just because the other side proposed them. This is not how a Senator from Massachusetts should act. Reasonable people can differ and I suspect some will with me, but I'm going to vote for Warren.
Raymond Hanna October 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
One can concede the SJC question a stumble for Brown, but to say you are going to vote for Warren on the basis of filibuster is baseless as both sides use this tactic. He voted 46% with Dems on final votes. This means he was able to get some consensous from both sides during subcommittee and committee negotiations. Warren will vote 100% with Dems. This state has independents and conservatives that also need representation. He is not my choice as I lean conservative. But I found someone in Brown that works for me 50% of the time which is better that none of the time. I don't want my taxes raised. If you want to give more of your money to the feds and state no one is stopping you. But I ask you how can you vote for someone who worked for big insurance and big steel and gain from flipping house that were forclosed on, plagerized books and is part of the one %. Why do people on the left ignore these fact? Why? Lots of hypocracy to go around.
FrankC October 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Mr. Hanna: I happen to agree with Miriam---Your point about taxes is fair--No one wants to pay them, least of all me, a retired combat veteran on a fixed income---Fact is we had two wars "funded" by 5 tax cuts---We need a balance of cuts against some revenues/tax increases on the uber-wealthy or else we have to make cuts in contract programs---I don't call them "entitlements"---I paid in all my life and fought hard for my country--I'm not a victim and I don't have a $100M stashed in the Caymans. Brown voted for the Ryan budget, which is a joke and would voucherize Medicare. One side---the GOP--which created the mess under W--has refused any reasonable compromise to move things forward over the last 3 years---Even Congressman Boehner concedes that---Brown is a not a "50%" conservative---He is a 100% corporate Republican who waits for his National leaders to allow him to vote on things---even for-show votes when the Democrats already have enough votes---He's a fine Senator for a more conservative state---That's just not MA and I think Warren is more like Ted Kennedy insofar as protecting veterans benefits and overall fairness.---Just my opinion.
Raymond Hanna October 06, 2012 at 07:50 PM
First of all Frank C. thank you for your service. It is because of people like you that we are able to have this conversation. Sir I whole heartedly agree with you regarding the SS safety net. It is not an entitlement and you earned and deserve every penny you put into it with interest. But if your read the entire string of comments not one person will answer the questions I have laid out:I ask you how can you vote for someone who worked for big insurance and big steel and gained from flipping house that were forclosed on, plagerized books and is part of the one %. Why do people on the left ignore these facts? Why? When these questions are answered we can have a debate. Surely a vetran like yourself understands honor, integratiy and thrustworthyness. I ask how can you trust a Warren when she clearly falls short on the basics.
BRockland October 06, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Raymond I'm a fellow conservative and we are a lonely bunch here in MA---better to focus on state races and do what we can to make things better locally---never really liked Brown--He's a pretty boy and a complete lightweight. Warren is who she is---liberal, smart and she does care about the " little guy. " ---I think Brown's focus on the Native American stuff is a waste of time and money--He should focus on eliminating waste and being a newer version of former Senator Ed Brooke---Attacking her for her ancestry is small and stupid---His record doesnt allow for anything else----Let's have the debate about priorities and true conservatism ( Justice Kennedy NOT Scalia)---keep an eye on Tsei beating Tierney---that's where we need to focus. Brown is a lot cause. Bill
S T Hrouda October 07, 2012 at 03:20 AM
BRockland, It doesn't matter if you call yourself a Republican, Democrat or an Independent; only citizens that are in favor of a larger Federal government should vote for Warren.
PRegan October 07, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Yeah HRouda---That's right becuase George W was alll about shrinking government---Was it his expansion of the Medicare prescription drug benefit without any means to pay for it that tipped you off?---Great "conservative" strategy of borrowing money from China to pay for 2 wars and expanded government---and Brown would have voted in lockstep for this nonsense because he is a poodle on a leash held by the National GOP party....There is NOTHING "conservative" about Brown or his party at the moment---It's all opposition and gridlock---No new ideas, nothing....
x October 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
And on the other hand... If you are a government employee, union member, food stamp recipient, or limousine liberal then Elizabeth Warren is the candidate for you. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
fitzroy October 08, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Rev, what do you have against government employees? I assume you do since you oppose EW, and you lump civil servants in with union members, food stamp recipients, etc. Ya, EW is a big time Limo Liberal...but that hasn't been a disqualifying attribute for many politicians.
S T Hrouda October 08, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Other than having to borrow money from China to pay for the salaries and benefits of government employees, why would anyone have something against government employees?
x October 08, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Fitzroy, Nothing against these folks... merely identifying those who would enjoy, extend and enhance the policies of the current administration. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
x October 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Meanwhile the Obama campaign unravels before us. Americans die in Libya due to lax security, and Obama runs ads featuring Big Bird. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III

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