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Brown, Warren hit hard on taxes and allegiances

In first debate, senator assails rival’s character, gets blasts at his record

Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, in their highly anticipated first debate, wasted no time attacking each other heatedly as they tangled over her heritage, his tax record, and which candidate would help the struggling middle class.

Brown went after Warren from the opening seconds, saying she has not “passed a test” of character, truthfulness, and honor necessary to be a senator ­because she “checked the box” as a Native American when “clearly she’s not.”

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