Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Republican Convention's keynote speaker came up to Massachusetts to support Scott Brown's re-election campaign.
The crowd of supporters at Watertown's Aegean Restaurant Wednesday greeted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with almost as much enthusiasm as the man they were there to see - Republican Sen. Scott Brown. The man who gave the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention was in town to support a man who he said is not just Republican but someone willing to work with people on all sides. "I'm not up here just because Scott's a Republican, I’m up here more because he is a problem solver," Christie said. "That's what we need in American government today, someone who can solve problems, who knows how to bring people together, who knows how to make a difference in this country. We can no longer hold on to past partisan ties. We’ve got to …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Jeffrey Krasner writes that he does not like Scott Brown's campaign tactics and Pia Owens had Warren as a professor and supports her because she "cares for the middle class."
To the editor: One version of “the big lie” in politics is for a candidate to take the very worst thing they are guilty of, and accuse their opponent of the same behavior. That is what Scott Brown did Thursday (Oct. 17) when he claimed that Elizabeth Warren had paid actors to appear in campaign ads praising her for her work on behalf of asbestos-poisoning victims. That tactic backfired terribly for Brown. First, children of asbestos victims came forward to call him on that lie. Then, attention focused on the story in the Boston Herald (Oct. 17) exposing Brown’s actual sleazy tactic: paying homeless men and others $8 an hour to wear T-shirts supporting Brown. Sure, Scott Brown apologized for his comment about the children of asbestos …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The SNL alum turned U.S. Senator riled up a highly partisan crowd Friday, Oct. 18 in Lexington, where he and local politicians 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 SNL 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 aplenty, for sure, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
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 the…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
With three polls showing Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the lead but the latest showing Republican Sen. Scott Brown ahead, it's safe to say the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is a close one.
The U.S. Senate race is very close, according to a spate of recent polls. Three polls show that Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is in the lead among likely voters in November, but the latest poll, conducted this week, predicts a Brown victory by several points. Neither candidate has established a large enough lead so far as to pull ahead of the polls' margins of error, meaning the highly competitive Massachusetts race will likely stay close until election day in November. The latest poll is by the University of Massachusetts Lowell/Boston Herald, which was released on Wednesday night. Out of 524 voters surveyed from Sept. 13 to 17, 49 percent said they would vote for Brown versus 45 percent who said they would support Warren. The…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us live on July 13 to answer your questions. Here's a short recap of the Q&A session.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on July 13. Many of the questions submitted were about her position on healthcare, job creation and the affordability of higher education. Check out the following short recap, or browse through the full Q&A transcript. Patch: The first question came from a reader in Lynnfield. "Although there is a relatively small number of Mass. voters of Native American descent, do you feel you have addressed their concerns about your own statements involving your heritage?" Elizabeth Warren: Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family's Native American heritage. As a kid, I never asked them for documentation--what kid would? But growing up, I …
Friday, July 13, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will chat live on Patch on Friday, July 13.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Weston Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Join our online chat where you and your neighbors can ask Warren questions about her 2012 campaign and the issues you care about most. Wondering about her stance on the economy, the national debt, or education? What about how she would help middle class families or small businesses? The chat will take place on Friday from 1:15 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Join Patch and the Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate for a live Q&A on Friday at 1:15 p.m.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Watertown Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. You and your neighbors in Massachusetts will have a chance to ask the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate any question you want answered. Wondering about her solutions for improving the economy, creating jobs, lowering the national debt or improving education? What about how she would help middle class families or how she would support small businesses? Warren will be fielding your questions in real time. Follow this link from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to join our chat. You can also sign up for an email reminder up to 15 minutes before the chat starts.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With a live Q&A chat coming up on Friday, Patch wants to know: What would you ask Elizabeth Warren?
If you could ask Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a question, what would it be? Elizabeth Warren will be joining us live on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m., providing an opportunity for you to ask her about where she stands on a particular issue or the upcoming election. Wondering about her stance on the national debt? What about health care? Education? Leave your questions for Elizabeth Warren in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. To join Friday's chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Do you have questions for the U.S. Senate candidate? Join the live chat Friday at 1:15 p.m. to have your voice heard.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Watertown Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Wondering about her stance on a particular issue? Now's your chance to ask the Democratic candidate any question you want answered. Warren will be fielding your questions on topics ranging from the 2012 campaign to healthcare to national budget issues. You ask, she answers. Head on over to the Watertown Patch homepage (Watertown.patch.com) from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. …