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Storm stirs Mass. Senate race climate talk

GLOUCESTER — Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the East Coast has catapulted the debates over climate change and federal disaster ­relief, largely ignored in national campaigns this year, back into prominence in the contentious race between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

Warren, a Democrat, and Brown, a Republican, declined Wednesday to draw a direct link between the hurricane and global warming. But both called climate change a problem.

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