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On jobs, Senate rivals reflect the two-party split

For more than a year, the Massachusetts Senate candidates have fought over their backgrounds, their stances on abortion, and tax policy. But throughout, both have insisted that unemployment and a state jobless rate that now sits at 6.5 percent are their top priorities.

Elizabeth Warren says that investments in roads, bridges, school construction, and other public works will stimulate businesses to hire people. Senator Scott Brown says that keeping tax rates low and regulations predictable will give business owners confidence to expand and add workers.

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