Brown oil vote becomes instant issue
Warren supporters slam his position
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.