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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Neither candidate felt it was appropriate to hold a debate Tuesday night shortly after Hurricane Sandy. The final debate may be rescheduled.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is in agreement with Sen. Scott Brown with regards to not having the debate Tuesday night. Here is a statement released Monday night from the office of Elizabeth Warren on the debate: "Our focus over the next 48 hours must be on public safety and holding the utilities accountable for restoring power as soon as possible. Elizabeth believes that the final televised debate should occur, and we have contacted the debate organizers and let them know she would be available to participate on Thursday evening." Original Post Republican Senator Scott Brown won't show up to Tuesday night's final debate with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, citing Hurricane Sandy as the reason. "The Scott Brown campaign …
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? Tell us in the comments section below.
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Supporters came out for the Republican candidates during an Oct. 20 rally in Melrose.
Senators John McCain (R, Arizona), Scott Brown (R, Massachusetts) and congressional candidate Richard Tisei (R) all took the stage before an energized crowd in Melrose on Oct. 20. Both Tisei and McCain lauded the Massachusetts Brown's bipartisan reputation, and reminding voters a victory in Massachusetts could swing control of the Senate back to the GOP.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Supporters came out for the Republican candidates during a Saturday morning rally.
Senators John McCain (R, Arizona), Scott Brown (R, Massachusetts) and congressional candidate Richard Tisei (R) all took the stage before an enthusiastic audience in Melrose Saturday morning. Both Brown and McCain touted the Massachusetts senator's bipartisan reputation, and reminding voters a victory in Massachusetts could swing control of the Senate back to the GOP. "I don't want you to go out on Nov. 6 and think, 'oh, I could've made a 100 more calls,' 'oh, I could've hung up a few more signs,'" Brown said.
Tuesday, October 16, 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, coming in 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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Arizona Sen. John McCain is expected to join Congressional candidates Richard Tisei and Sen. Scott Brown at a Republican campaign rally at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Melrose at 10 a.m. Oct. 20.
Arizona Sen. John McCain is expected to join Congressional candidates Richard Tisei and Sen. Scott Brown at a Republican campaign rally at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Melrose at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, according to a press statement by Tisei's office. Tisei, Brown and McCain will each speak during the rally, according to the statement. The former state senator representing Melrose in the Massachusetts Legislature and lieutenant governor candidate, Tisei is currently running for Congress against Congressman John Tierney and challenger Daniel Fishman. Prior to joining GOP gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker's campaign, Tisei served as the Minority Leader of the Massachusetts State Senate and was the Dean of the GOP …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Held in Springfield, this debate focused more on issues, less on personal attacks.
Vital issues core to this race for the U.S. Senate—taxes, healthcare, soaring higher education costs, abortion, insurance coverage of contraception—were the focus of last night's debate between Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren. And, of course, there were different views of which candidate accomplished the most in this penultimate debate. The final debate between them is scheduled for Oct. 30. Who do you think 'won' last night's debate? Tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Share your thoughts on Monday's debate.
Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren faced off in their second debate Monday night at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. 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. 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. 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? Discuss in …
Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren faced off in Lowell for round two of their debates.
With polls showing a neck-and-neck race for Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seat, Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren came with claws sharpened to their second debate Monday night at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The debate, moderated by NBC's David Gregory, lasted about an hour. Even with its scattered punches and zings, the debate may not be a game- changer. It was generally predictable and lacking much about specific national issues, and Gregory spent most of the time asking about character attacks. Gregory started the debate with the glaring question about Warren's heritage. Warren claims to have Native American ancestry, but proof of that ancestry has not been presented. This has created a firestorm for …