Sunday, March 24, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
The Democratic candidates for Senate this week talked about the war in Iraq, launched more television ads, opened regional and local campaign offices and continued to get the word out as the April 30 primary draws near. This past week marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and with a hotly contested U.S. Senate Primary just over a month away, both Congressmen seeking the Democratic nomination found themselves defending their votes. Democratic opponents Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) both voted to use force in Iraq, but the two Senate candidates disagreed on a vote the following year to approve $87.5 billion to fund the war. MassLive.com reports that Lynch voted for the funding…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congressman Stephen Lynch is deciding on whether to run for John Kerry's Senate set.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch said he is definitely considering running for John Kerry's senate seat. Lynch was on the Joe Ligotti Show on WTKK Radio Saturday afternoon and said he would be honored to be a Senator. Kerry has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and is expected to be confirmed. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to appoint an interim Senator until a special election can be held. The Boston Herald is reporting Barney Frank is the leading candidate for the interim position. Frank didn't seek reelection to Congress after redistricting was finalized. Instead, he announced his retirement. Patrick has said he isn't interested in the position. Massachusetts Attorney …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Senator Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?
U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January. She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told supporters that "defeat is only temporary." As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Senator John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term. What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Foxborough resident Angela Davis, who is on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Republican party, writes in to urge her fellow voters to choose Scott Brown over Elizabeth Warren for US Senate Tuesday.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Dear voters, It is essential on Tuesday, Nov. 6th that Massachusetts return U.S. Senator Scott Brown to Washington D.C. As the most bi-partisan Senator, Brown has reached across the aisles to work with others regardless of party affiliation, to help Massachusetts. When there is a legislative initiative that provides some relief for working families, or promises to bring jobs back to Massachusetts, or when the time came to cut federal spending and ease our tax burdens, Senator Brown is there fighting for us. Now, a desperate Professor Warren, the elitist Queen of Occupy, looks to unseat the Senator by slinging mud, concocting a gender war, and waging class war. Why? Simply because she lacks any real fundamental support for her candidacy. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Check out the side-by-side comparison on how the two candidates stack up on the issues.
The final debate between Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren was cancelled because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Some voters viewed the final debate as the last chance to hear from both candidates before making up their minds on who to support. For those voters or for people who want to make sure they are voting for the right person, check out diffen.com for a side by side comparison. The website compares the candidates’ stances on many issues, including healthcare, immigration, gun control, gay rights, and national security. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Monday, October 29, 2012
In a statement, Brown's camp said it was "not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes."
There will be no final debate between Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, because of Hurricane Sandy. The two were scheduled to debate Tuesday on WGBH-TV. "The Scott Brown campaign today announced that out of concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy that he will not be participating in tomorrow's fourth and final debate," said Brown Communication Director Colin Reed. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes. The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics." Mindy Myers, campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
With Warren holding a small lead in the polls, and Brown getting a key endorsement from the Boston Herald, who do you think has the momentum coming into the final days of the election?
Democrat Elizabeth Warren is up by five points over incumbent Republican Scott Brown in the latest WBUR/MassINC poll of the Massachusetts senate race. That's a near-total reversal of the BUR poll last month, which had Brown up by four on Oct. 9. In fact, Warren has been trending upwards in most recent polling. The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog has Warren up by four in an average of recent polls. The blog, which uses advanced statistical modeling akin to baseball sabermetrics (think Moneyball) gives Warren an 89 percent chance of winning the election. But Brown's got some significant energy on his side as well. He's been barnstorming the state with political luminaries like Senator John McCain and today won the Boston herald's …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Elizabeth Warren leading Senator Scott Brown 50 percent to 44 percent and President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 55 percent to 41 percent.
A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows increased support for Elizabeth Warren but a decrease in support for President Barack Obama. The poll of 1,051 likely Massachusetts voters gives Warren a 50 percent to 44 percent lead over Senator Scott Brown, the largest yet for Warren in polling done by PPP. The margin of error is +/- 3 percent. Based on the poll, Brown's approval ratings are decreasing. Down a net 14 points from last month's PPP poll, 49 percent of voters approve of the job Senator Brown is doing while 42 percent disapprove. Last month, his approval rating was at 55 percent and his disapproval rating was 34 percent. Warren's favorable/unfavorable numbers continue to be close as 49 percent of those polled have a favorable…