Sunday, March 24, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
The Democratic candidates for Senate this week talked about the war in Iraq, launched more television ads, opened regional and local campaign offices and continued to get the word out as the April 30 primary draws near. This past week marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and with a hotly contested U.S. Senate Primary just over a month away, both Congressmen seeking the Democratic nomination found themselves defending their votes. Democratic opponents Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) both voted to use force in Iraq, but the two Senate candidates disagreed on a vote the following year to approve $87.5 billion to fund the war. MassLive.com reports that Lynch voted for the funding…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Scott Browm, the former US Senator from Wrentham, says he is taking a break and spending time with his family in an exclusive FOX-25 interview.
Scott Brown says he is recharging his batteries in a FOX-25 exclusive interview, aired Monday night. Part two of the interview will be airing tonight. After losing his US Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren in November, Brown decided not to run in the April special to fill the seat left by John Kerry's appointment as secretary of state. In the interview, Brown said it was too many elections in too short at time. He's, however, not commenting any future plans he has in politics. Instead, Brown says he is learning to play the guitar and learning to speak Spanish in between his work as a commentor on FOX News.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
John Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. According to a Tweet from WCVB political reporter Janet Wu, Kerry's resignation has reportedly been sent to Gov. Deval Patrick and is effective as of 4 p.m. Friday. U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, D-MA, has announced he is running for the seat. U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA has hinted that he may run. Former United States Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) is the leading Republican candidate, but he hasn't announced that he will run after losing losing to Elizabeth Warren in …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congressman Stephen Lynch is deciding on whether to run for John Kerry's Senate set.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch said he is definitely considering running for John Kerry's senate seat. Lynch was on the Joe Ligotti Show on WTKK Radio Saturday afternoon and said he would be honored to be a Senator. Kerry has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and is expected to be confirmed. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to appoint an interim Senator until a special election can be held. The Boston Herald is reporting Barney Frank is the leading candidate for the interim position. Frank didn't seek reelection to Congress after redistricting was finalized. Instead, he announced his retirement. Patrick has said he isn't interested in the position. Massachusetts Attorney …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The senator-elect said voters “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.”
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren said she and other newly elected senators will work to reform the filibuster process on day one. Warren, in a blog post on the Huffington Post, said the current filibuster system impedes open debate and paralyzes progress. She said she saw it firsthand at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and heard from voters during the campaign that they “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.” Warren wrote: On the first day of the new session in January, the senators will have a unique opportunity to change the filibuster rule with a majority vote, rather than the normal two-thirds vote. The change can be modest: If someone objects to a bill or a …
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 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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Two new polls released on Sunday show that the Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown could still go either way.
With a day to go before the 2012 General Election, new polls released Sunday show that the race between Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown is still a toss up. In a new poll of registered voters from the Springfield Republican and Western New England University, Warren leads Brown 50 percent to 46 percent while a UMass-Lowell/Boston Herald poll gives Brown a 49-48 percent lead among likely voters. In the Republican/WNEU poll of 535 voters, 53 percent of likely voters had a favorable view of Brown while 36 percent had an unfavorable view. For Warren, 51 percent of likely voters had a favorable view and 40 percent had an unfavorable view. Without leaners, Warren leads 48-45 percent. The margin of error is 3.9 percent. In the UMass-…
In today's 5 Things you Need to Know, the 3-6 graders in Wrentham vote in a mock Presidential and Senate election, an update on how King Philip is doing in the MIAA tournaments, and the Terrace Cafe is holding a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
1. Today's Weather from the Natonal Weather Service 2. King Philip Tournament Roundup After beating #10 Cambridge R&L 3-1 on November 3, the #7 King Philip girls' volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Girls Volleyball Central East Division 1 tournament. They head on the road to face #2 Boston Latin Academy on November 6 at 4:00 p.m. Despite beating #18 Barnstable 2-1 in the preliminary round on November 1, the KP field hockey team's season ended on November 3 with a 6-2 defeat to #2 Duxbury in the first round of the South Division I tournament. After qualifying for the Boys Soccer South Division I with a win in the final game of the year, #21 boys' soccer team were eliminated from tournament play on November 2 by #12…