Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 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, gay rights, gun control and national security. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday during a rally for Sen Scott Brown, a bus with a giant photo of Elizabeth Warren pulled up at Wal-Mart in Framingham full of firegighters, including a few from Framingham.
Wednesday during a rally for Sen Scott Brown, a bus with a giant photo of Elizabeth Warren pulled up at Wal-Mart in Framingham full of firefighters, including a few from Framingham. Along Route 9 westbond, these firefighters for Warren held signs campaigning along side hundreds of supporters of Sen. Brown. The local firefighters union in Framingham, 1652, have endorsed Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, for senator over incumbent Scott Brown, a Republican.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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 WBUR poll last month, which had Brown up by four on Oct. 9. In fact, Warren has been trending upward 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 Sen. John McCain and today won the Boston herald's …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The SNL alum turned U.S. Senator riled up a highly partisan crowd Friday in Lexington, where he & Congressman Ed Markey hit on economic and environmental concerns in support of Elizabeth Warren.
Politics are no laughing matter, but with little more than two weeks remaining before the Nov. 6 elections, Massachusetts Democrats looked for a shot in the arm from the so-called “clown” of the Democratic Party, Al Franken, the former Saturday Night Live cast member turned US Senator from Minnesota. Franken was in Massachusetts Oct. 19 to support Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate candidate looking to unseat the Scott Brown, the Republican incumbent, in a tight race many politicos expect will have ramifications far beyond the Commonwealth’s borders. And the stumping stopped here in Lexington Friday afternoon, as Franken and U.S. Rep Ed Markey joined a few more familiar faces to address an overflowing Depot building. There were jokes …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren out raised Brown by $4.5 million in the third quarter, according to fundraising totals released on Monday by each campaign.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced today it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, outraising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand. About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said. “Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Finance Director. "This strong support will help propel the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The pair had its third meeting Wednesday night.
Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren met for their third debate on Wednesday night in Springfield, moderated by Jim Madigan. Possibly Brown's biggest moment of the debate was when he cornered Warren over the issue of the rising costs of higher education. Warren, a professor at Harvard University, noted that Brown voted against a bill that sought to keep student loan interests low, because it would have closed a loophole for millionaires. But Brown came back by saying the reason the costs of higher education are skyrocketing are because of administrative costs, like Warren's salary and benefits at Harvard. "Professor Warren makes about $350,000 to teach one course," he said. "She got a zero interest loan from Harvard and gets…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Former New Hampshire Governor and now U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen campaigned for Elizabeth Warren in Framingham Monday.
Former New Hampshire Governor and now U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen campaigned for Elizabeth Warren in Framingham Monday. She spoke to a large group of democrats at the campaign office on Route 9.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Did Scott Brown or Elizabeth Warren take the win on the second debate?
Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren faced off in their second debate Monday night at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. Warren cited her advocacy for the working class and attacked Brown for his votes against jobs bills, casting him as a politician for the wealthy and corporate interests. Brown touted his bipartisan record and attacked Warren on claims of Native American ancestry and legal work for corporations, painting her as an out-of-touch opportunist. The Boston Herald has the complete video of the debate. Both candidates got their share of applause from the audience, but we want to know what you think. Who would you say won? Did either candidate sway you in either direction? Were your questions answered? Tell us in …
The two candidates faced off in Lowell for round two of their debates.
Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren brought their sharpened claws to the second debate last night. Moderator David Gregory started the debate with a question about Warren's heritage. Warren claims to have Native American ancestry, but proof of that ancestry has not been presented. "From the day I was born until my other died, she told me about who I am, who we are, who my brothers are," Warren said. "I have never used the information about our Native American heritage to get any benefit ... I consider myself as having a Native American background. That's what I said, and that's who I am." Brown has attacked Warren as dishonest for the heritage issue in his latest round of TV ads. Recently, Brown staffers…