Brown, Warren Battle Over Work Histories

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are challenging each other to provide more information about their work histories.

Warren faulted Brown Wednesday for failing to release the names of his clients during his years of public service.

In a letter Wednesday, Brown called on Warren to provide an accounting of her corporate legal clients during her years as a professor at Harvard Law School.

Warren said that since she went into public service in 2008, she's made financial disclosures and released her client contacts.

Brown has criticized Warren for her legal work in the 1990s for LTV Steel as it fought mandated health care payments and as a legal consultant for Travelers Insurance in a U.S. Supreme Court case.

Brown wrote that the work was “at odds with the image you portray on the campaign trail fighting for the middle class and the little guy.”

Warren made her comments after receiving the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.

Warren also released a new TV ad Wednesday that highlights Brown’s plan to oppose an extension of tax cuts for middle class workers unless it also includes an extension of tax reductions for the nation’s highest income earners.

Warren supports extending the tax cuts for middle class families and small businesses and raising taxes on the highest income earners, who she has said need to pay their “fair share.”

Brown and Warren are next scheduled to debate on Monday in Lowell.

With reporting by The Associated Press and State House News Service

This article was originally published on September 26, 2012.

This program aired on September 26, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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