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A divide of donors in Senate contest

Finance areas back Brown; law, college sectors favor Warren

Senator Scott Brown’s largest financial supporters are a who’s who of finance and business, while his political challenger, Elizabeth Warren, has drawn support primarily from universities, law firms, and left-leaning political groups, according to an analysis of federal filings.

The contrast is sharp in the most expensive Senate race in the country, reflecting donors’ view of Brown as an advocate for investment firms, analysts say, and Warren as a former cop on the Wall Street beat.

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