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Opinion | Jon Keller

The Brown-Warren debate up close

Buzzwords, white knuckles, and a lack of specific ideas from Brown and Warren

Even before Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren threw their first sharp elbows in last week’s WBZ-TV debate, the state of their race was on display along aptly named Soldiers Field Road.

Warren arrived early and enjoyed a leisurely photo-op in a sea of sign-waving supporters, many of them turned out by labor unions. Brown’s truck pulled into the parking lot barely a half-hour before airtime to cheers from just a handful of fans, the end of a mad dash from Washington after what the Brown campaign claims were partisan delaying tactics.

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