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NEW: Warren Calls Brown Out on Voting Record

Saturday, September 15, 2012

 

Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren took on her opponent Republican Senator Scott Brown's voting record when she spoke at the Democratic City Committee's Unity Breakfast in Worcester on Saturday.

"What this race boils down to is whose side do we stand on?" she said to the crowd gathered at Coral Seafood.

Brown's Voting Record

Warren proceeded to take Brown to task for voting against equal pay for equal work, the Buffett Rule to tax millionaires and the Democratic plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year for individuals earning less than $250,000 a year.

"Scott Brown voted against extending tax cuts for 98 percent of the families here in Massachusetts and for 97 percent of the small businesses here in Massachusetts because he wanted to protect more tax cuts for the top two percent and three percent," she said.

Brown did not vote to increase taxes but to keep existing tax rates in place for all income brackets.

"Scott Brown is not a bad guy, he takes some good votes, but when it comes to issues that are really important to the families here in Massachusetts, he too often votes with millionares and billionaires, not with working people."

Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern, who introduced Warren at the event, called the Republican plan to raise taxes for the majority of Americans while cutting taxes for the wealthy "a prescription for disaster in this country."

"I think it's time to talk about Scott Brown's voting record," Warren said.

Brown Campaign Fires Back

“Professor Warren is obsessed with raising taxes," said the Brown campaign's Alleigh Marre.

"She supports a $3.4 trillion tax hike, which would be the largest in this country since World War II. Her extreme left-wing views and job-destroying policies would crush jobs and send our teetering economy over the cliff.”

Meanwhile, Brown campaign manager Jim Barnett issued a statement criticizing Warren for launching a new round of negative ads, allegedly at the behest of party heads in Washington.

"Elizabeth Warren's decision to start running negative ads was bad enough, but now we're learning that it happened at the direction of party leaders in Washington who feared that she was in danger of losing to Scott Brown," Barnett said.

"We had hoped for better in this campaign. Scott Brown is beholden to no one. We need more independent voices like Scott Brown who will always do what is right for Massachusetts, and not cave to the whims of party bosses in Washington."

The campaign also released a video featuring Arizona Senator John McCain officially endorsing Brown. McCain highlighted the National Guard experience of his fellow Senate Armed Services Committee member as indicative of his "strong leadership" ability in the wake of recent violence against American embassies abroad.

 

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Comments:

Harry Huckum

When a candidate has to go negative it is a sign of desperation.

Lizzy, Tell me why I should elect you, don't tell me why I should not elect Scott Brown.

Clearly if you are this divisive now, you will only be ten time worse if the people send you to D.C.

Scott Brown is the 2nd most bi-partisan Senator in congress according to Congressional Quarterly
http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-27/metro/30665906_1_brown-votes-party-senate-majority-leader

You are sure to be the most partisan and partisanship is what causes gridlock in congress.

Kevin Griffin

The average Democrat votes with his party 93.1% of the time.
The average Republican votes with his party 87.8% of the time.

Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] votes with his party 95.9% of the time.
Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA] votes with his party 67.4% of the time.

Source: https://www.opencongress.org/

John Kerry is a "rubber stamp" for the Democrat Party. Elizabeth "Big Business" Warren will be more of the same.

For even-handed non-partisan representation re-elect Scott Brown.

Don Carlos

Do we want another republican majority in the Senate?
That is what the election is all about!!




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