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Sen. Brown, Warren Spar In Springfield Debate

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SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren fought over who would be better at creating jobs, protecting Medicare and keeping down the cost of higher education during their third debate.

Warren faulted Brown for voting against a series of Democratic-sponsored jobs bills and said Brown would repeal the federal Affordable Care Act.

Brown said he opposed the jobs bills because they would have hiked taxes. He said he opposes what he called “Obamacare” because it includes tax increases.

The two also sparred on higher education.

Brown faulted Warren for her salary as a Harvard Law School professor, while Warren said the country needs to reinvest in education to help students hoping to go to college.

One topic that failed to surface was Warren’s claims of Native American heritage that led off the first two debates.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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