Monday, March 4, 2013
"People are right to be afraid of sequestration," Warren said during a tour of Union Square led by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren toured Somerville's Union Square Monday morning, and she spoke briefly about the "sequestration" deadlock in Washington, saying there's "a minority of the minority that says no way" to compromise, making progress on ending the deadlock difficult. "People are right to be afraid of sequestration," Warren said. "It's a real problem because it's so mindless." "There are many things we can do to get our house in order financially, and the president has put a very balanced approach on the table," the senator said. Warren said, "What you've really got is a core group on the other side [of the political aisle] saying, 'none.' No matter what, we're not closing any corporate loopholes, we're not bringing another dollar into the…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick won't run again, and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wants the job. So do Treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican candidate Charlie Baker. Who do you think should run for governor?
Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray could hold out any longer. On Thursday, he told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce he'd like to be governor, according to WBUR. Mind you, he didn't say he would run, just that he wants to be governor. With the election two years away, starting an official campaign now would be a bit premature. But Murray's not alone. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not run in 2014, leaving the door open for Murray and a host of other suitors to the office. State treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker have also expressed interest in a run in 2014. And it wasn't so long ago that Scott Brown was greeted with shouts of "Governor!" during is concession speech. Who do you …
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 his 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 …
Friday, November 2, 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 18, 2012
A quick peek at the base of operations for Warren, who's running in the country's "marquee" senate race against Sen. Scott Brown.
It's a contest US News & World Report and one MSNBC host have both called the "marquee" senate race in the country: The race between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. It's also the most expensive senate race in the country, with Elizabeth Warren raising $12 million in the third quarter, compared to Brown's $7.5 million. Three weeks before the general election, Warren enjoyed a slight lead in the polls over Brown, but the race was tight. So, what do Warren's campaign headquarters, which are in Somerville, look like three weeks before the big day? Somerville Patch was at her headquarters on Oct. 16 for a campaign event with women's rights activist Sandra Fluke. We took the opportunity to snap some photos of the campaign…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Fluke framed the race between Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown as a fight to protect women's rights.
Sandra Fluke, who made national headlines earlier this year when her testimony before Congress in favor of contraception led radio host Rush Limbaugh to call her a "slut" and a "prostitute," was in Somerville Tuesday to campaign for Elizabeth Warren. Fluke said the race between Warren and her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown, was part of a fight to protect women's rights from a Republican agenda that seeks to roll those rights back. "A vote for Scott Brown is a vote for a Republican majority, and that's a majority that has not heeded women's concerns over the last few years, and it's a vote against women's voices being heard over the next few years," she said at the campaign event. Warren, talking about protecting women's rights, said, "We …
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 …