The nonpartisan election eve political rally is tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hastings Street lot.
Monday, November 5, 2012
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, gay rights, gun control and national security. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Republican US Sen. Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the rejuvenated Election Eve tradition.
Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will be at the revitalized Truman Rally in West Roxbury on the eve of Election Day. Her opponent, Republican US Senator Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the nonpartisan political rally starting at 7 p.m. But organizers are hopeful he will confirm his participating in the nonpartisan rally. The Truman Rally was rebooted last year, after being on hiatus for several years from the Parkway political scene. From 1981 until 2006 the Truman Rally was a well-loved neighborhood tradition. he event was considered, and now looks to be once again - a vital stop on the campaign trail for candidates due to the hundreds of supporters, spectators, and would-be …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Democratic challenger and Republican incumbent in the much-watched race for the Senate are at odds on whether the reschedule their final debate.
Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren wants to hold a final debate with Scott Brown after all — but it's not clear the incumbent Republican Senator will agree to it. On Monday, both camps in the down-to-the-wire election cancelled a debate that was to have been held Tuesday night. They cited safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Sandy. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes," a Brown press aide said in a statement on Monday. "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." Warren's camp followed suit shortly afterward on Monday with their own statement. "Elizabeth believes the debate …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Paper's endorse Warren with a little more than a week to go before the election.
Elizabeth Warren picked up two key endorsements Sunday, with editorial boards at the Boston Globe and MetroWest Daily News throwing their support behind the democratic challenger to Republican Senator Scott Brown. "Warren has strong opinions and firm principles, but her support for filibuster reform and her record on regulatory reform indicate she is going to the Senate to get things done, not just strike political poses. She will be an important vote in the short-term and a vital voice in the nation’s debate for years to come," wrote the Daily News editorial board. The Globe, meanwhile, dinged Brown for what they say was dithering on major issues until the matter was settled. "As a political moderate, Brown has major clout in a …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Boston Herald endorsed Senator Scott Brown on Wednesday; his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has recently had several endorsements as well.
The Boston Herald endorsed Senator Scott Brown on Wednesday, praising what the newspaper called his "fiscal sanity and bipartisanship." Brown would be more likely than his Democratic foe, the Herald editorial board argued, to stay out of lockstep with their respective party leadership. "Democrats have made much of the fact that, should he win election to a full term, Brown would represent a vote in favor of the current GOP leadership. But Brown at least has a track record of breaking with that same GOP leadership and representing a more moderate voice," wrote the Herald editorial board. "We’re less certain that Elizabeth Warren would challenge Harry Reid & Co. on important issues." Endorsement season is in full swing, as the election …
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Campaign workers at Sen. Brown's Spring Street office got a special surprise visit from the candidate himself on Monday night.
US Sen. Scott Brown and his wife Gail Huff stopped by his campaign office on Spring Street in West Roxury on Monday night. While phone bankers finished up another round of calls, Brown spoke with campaign worker Lew Martin, who told the senator he was calling Brookline. Brown asked, "How's it in Brookline?" After a so-so response from Martin, Brown said he'd like to get 40 to 42 percent of the vote in Brookline, a very Democratic-leaning city. As Brown's wife Gail Huff greeted campaign workers, Brown joked with one worker, "How come you're not on the phone?!" After all the calls ended, Brown and Huff thanked his supporters. He told them they started off at Lowell at 5 a.m., then they split and he headed to Billerica. "The energy level…
Friday, October 19, 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 Monday it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, out-raising 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 …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
US Sen. Scott Brown was in West Roxbury on Tuesday morning, and has made a habit of visiting. Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has also visited West Roxbury. But how much do their visits to West Roxbury matter to you?
How much does it matter to you as a West Roxbury resident that Republican US Senator Scott Brown or his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren visit the neighborhood? Brown was in West Roxbury again on Tuesday morning. Warren has visited West Roxbury at least once this year. Both candidates have campaign offices on Spring Street, so they see the importance of West Roxbury. Brown has been making regular visits to West Roxbury since running for the US Senate seat vacated with Ted Kennedy's passing. Brown won in a special election in 2010. In that election in West Roxbury, Brown beat his Democratic opponent Martha Coakley, the current state Attorney General, by a fractional margin, with both candidates getting 49% of the vote. Brown obviously…