Brown termed himself an “independent” several times, citing his moderate voting record and saying that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell “will have to work very hard to earn my vote” in the next Congress.
He slammed Warren for not being able to name a Republican senator who she would be able to work with. She finally named Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, who lost his primary fight in the spring to a more conservative Republican.
When Brown lauded “the beauty of being independent,” Warren said that “he’s sure not saying the same thing when he goes around the country raising money” for his campaign.
Brown’s overall record might be centrist but he is “in lockstep” with his party’s leadership on key votes involving taxes and economic policy, Warren said.
“On economic issues, I absolutely do” believe that Brown’s role is to obstruct Obama’s policies, Warren said, citing his votes against various job and unemployment measures.