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opinion | Dante Ramos

A national race writ small

If not for passing references to Friendlys, the “Big E,” and Bristol Community College, you’d barely know that Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are fighting for a US Senate seat in Massachusetts.

In Wednesday’s debate in Springfield, moderator Jim Madigan asked about potential areas of job growth in the region, and about why electronic medical records weren’t cutting costs in the state’s biggest economic sector. What he got was a presidential debate writ small: Warren and Brown alike kept going back to military cuts, entitlements, the deficit, and Obama-care.

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