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 …
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.
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 …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who served as governor and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, endorsed Sen. Scott Brown for U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown added another former governor to his list of supporters on Wedneday as he seeks relection. This time it is former Governor Paul Cellucci. Brown faces Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Brown in the race for one of the state's two Senate seats. Cellucci served as lieutenant governor in Massachusetts under Gov. Bill Weld from 1991-1997, then moved on to governor from 1997 to 2001. Brown picked up an endorsement from former Governor Weld a few weeks ago. Cellucci said in a video released by the Brown campaign that his support comes from Brown's stance as "moderate on social issues and conservative on fiscal issues," and his "record of bipartisanship." "I would say we need more people, desperately need more …
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.
Pair debated Wednesday night in Springfield.
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 …
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. Even with its scattered punches and zings, Monday's debate may not be a game changer. It was generally predictable and lacking much about specific national issues, and moderator David 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 prove of that ancestry has not been presented. This has created a firestorm for the professor. "From the day I was born until my …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A New York woman was convicted in federal court on Friday for sending four threatening letters to several people, including Sen. Scott Brown and Attorney General Martha Coakley.
A New York woman faces up to 10 years in jail for sending U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and several others threatening letters in the mail, according to the Boston divison of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Roberta Cicora, 57, St. Johnsville, N.Y., pleaded guilty in court on Friday to mailing threatening communications to Sen. Brown and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley that included an unknown white powder. Cicora also sent a threatening letter to the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield, N.Y. Cicora’s white powder letters caused the offices that received them to close down until HAZMAT teams responded and determined that the letters did not pose a lethal threat to the safety of the workers there. Cicora will be …