Brown, Warren hit hard on taxes and allegiances In first debate, senator assails rival’s character, gets blasts at his record ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page barry chin/globe staff Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren met Thursday night for the first of four debates. barry chin/globe staff The rivals clashed clashed on taxes, women’s issues, and Warren's Native American heritage. barry chin/globe staff Brown and Warren shook hands before the debate. barry chin/globe staff Warren addressed the media after the debate. jonathan wiggs/globe staff Sen. Brown arrived at the studios of WBZ-TV for the debate. jonathan wiggs/globe staff Brown said this week he planned to use the debate to highlight the differences between his and Warren's political philosophies. barry chin/globe staff Warren was accompanied by her husband, Bruce Mann. jonathan wiggs/globe staff Warren said she planned to underscore where she and Brown would diverge on votes she considered important for the state. jonathan wiggs/globe staff Supporters of both sides waited for the candidates to arrive.