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Who Do You Support For U.S. Senate? [Poll]

Although the election is months away, the campaigns are in full swing and two candidates are already calling each other out.

Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Senator Scott Brown for the junior senate seat in Massachusetts. And while the election is not until November, the campaigns are in full swing and the attacks have already begun.

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Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and consumer advocate, this week released her earnings. She took home more than $700,000 in compensation from teaching and consulting fees over a two-year period from 2010 to 2011, reported Boston.com.

According to her personal financial disclosure report submitted to the U.S. Senate’s Office of Public Records, Warren earned a $429,981 salary as a professor at Harvard Law from 2010-2011. The report also shows that Warren earned an additional $136,946 in royalties for books she wrote, along with $133,938 in consulting fees.

Warren’s compensation puts her in the top tier of earners in Massachusetts and the United States.

Warren, a Democrat, has focused her campaign on the fight for the middle class.

Brown’s campaign argued today her high salary makes her “an elitist hypocrite.”

Brown this week urged Warren to join his call for outside groups to pull political attack ads from the state’s airwaves. The Massachusetts Republican sent a letter Friday to Warren saying candidates have a responsibility to speak against the ads regardless of whether they may help or harm their campaigns, reported the Boston Herald.

 

Brown's campaign raked in more than $3.2 million during its fourth quarter fundraising, his campaign announced in Dec. 2011. He finished off the year with $8.5 million and $12.8 million cash on hand.

Democratic candidate Warren pulled in $5.7 million for her Senate bid in the last three months of 2011.

Have you already made up your mind on the candidates and whom you will vote for senator? If yes, tell us in our unscientific poll.

If not, tell us what you'd like to hear from the candidates to help make your decision in the comment section.

Ben Jackson January 17, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I am so excited to have a Senator Warren instead of a Senator Brown. Senator Brown has failed to live up to his "Maverick" expectations, and has been a reliable party stooge for the GOP. He perpetuates failed economic policies of the GOP, which have lead to the largest class divide since the Great Depression.
Jim Rizoli January 17, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Ben and others.....Like it makes a difference who gets in...LOL It actually comes down to which candidate is going to do the most harm. What candidates have made your life better? That's the candidate you're going to vote for, which for a lack of a better word is selfish. As I see it now Warren is for Social System Haven....Give everyone all their "entitlements" that's pretty much what Democrats are for, and Brown isn't. These cost will and are bankrupting us end of story... With either candidates in comes down to what way do you want to die....a slow death or a fast death at least for us older ones. Jim@ccfiile.com
Scott January 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Ben, All I'm going to say is that she is running as a Democrat. She is not running as an Independent. Therefore to say that Scott Brown is beholden to the Republican Party and is a stooge, well then, Elizabeth will also be beholden to her party. You usually join a party for a reason and it's not because you're are an independent thinker!!! It's because you agree with the party's philosophy and ideology. I don't believe in either party and when someone makes almost a million dollars in income, and the system has served them well, and then proceeds to say they are for the people, well then I raise an eye brow. That's like John Kerry saying we must raise taxes and then hides his boat so he doesn't have to pay his share of taxes. The hypocrisy on both sides has no end. The only thing that gives power to this hypocrisy are those that follow it thinking that each candidate will be different. They all go to Washington and become part of it and both sides have done their share to hurt this country.
Ben Jackson January 18, 2012 at 07:55 PM
@Jim - Scott Brown is for incredibly low corporate tax rates and low tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, and that is part of what is bankrupting America - that and a decade of wars we didn't need to fight. I simply cannot support him. @Scott, I don't disagree that Elizabeth Warren will be a solid Democrat. However, Scott Brown campaigned on the promise that he would not be a mouthpiece in lockstep wtih the GOP leadership. However, he votes with his party on nearly all votes. So, I call him a party stooge because he promised not to be and failed to deliver.
Jim Rizoli January 18, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Ben....They all do that. Jim@ccfiile.com

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