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Brown oil vote becomes instant issue

Warren supporters slam his position

By Glen Johnson and Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / March 30, 2012
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A largely partisan congressional vote Wednesday highlighted the competing political philosophies that will play a major theme in this year’s expected election showdown between Republican Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren. Brown joined with Senate Republicans to foil President Obama’s plan to strip $24 billion in tax subsidies from the country’s largest oil companies. The senator contended the measure would do nothing to bring down skyrocketing gasoline prices. Warren’s campaign issued a statement saying she would have supported the measure.

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