Snapshots of the US Senate candidates
Brown was the lowest-ranking member of the state's minority party in the Mass. Senate when he rocked the state and national political establishments by winning the special election to replace the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Now he is seeking his first full, six-year term, and hoping he can recapture the magic his barncoat and pickup truck inspired not even two years ago.
Warren was an Obama administration official courted by the Washington establishment to challenge Senator Scott Brown. Nonetheless, the Harvard Law School professor has run a grassroots campaign, conducting a listening tour, speaking at house parties, and raising money through her website. The challenge for the Cambridge Democrat is dispelling the elitist image the Republicans are trying to append to her while connecting with distressed middle-class voters.
Oct. 10 — Springfield debate
Scott Brown cast himself as the guardian of the middle-class while Elizabeth Brown highlighted Brown votes she said broke faith with those voters. (Globe)
The US Senate candidates met Wednesday for their third debate in a packed hall in Springfield.
Oct. 1 — UMass Lowell debate
Senator Scott Brown portrayed himself as an independent voter and thinker, and challenger Elizabeth Warren said that he voted in lockstep with Republicans in Washington.
Sept. 20 — WBZ-TV debate — Boston
US Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, took part in the first of four scheduled debates. The two shook hands before, but the gloves soon came off on a wide range of issues.
Scott Brown defended his aggressive debate performance and amplified one of his attacks from Thursday nights showdown with Elizabeth Warren, accusing her of hypocrisy for representing an insurance company in an asbestos lawsuit. (Globe)