Latest Senate Polls
In a January 30th, 2014 poll just released by polling group Purple Strategies the New Hampshire Senate race is even between the incumbent Democrat Jean Shaheen and former Republican Senator Scott Brown, even though he hasn’t even entered the race. Wow! That says a lot about her popularity that she can ‘t even beat someone who is’t even running yet. In North Carolina, Democrat Kay | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, Part 8
There is a gubernaorial election in each of the six states that make up New England. In national politics, this region of the country contributes exactly two people- Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Kelly Ayotte- from the Republican Party. GOP strength in the region is exhibited to a greater degree at the state or local level. When looking at this, two things become apparent: (1) | Read More »
PPP on the Brown-Warren Senate Race: A Polling Post-Mortem
Polls are back in the news, with the release of four public polls and an internal Gabriel Gomez campaign poll in the June 25 Massachusetts special Senate election to replace John Kerry. 3 of the 4 public polls show Ed Markey with a distinct but still surmountable lead, an average of 6 points; the fourth shows him up by 17 and looks like an outlier, | Read More »
2014 Senate Races A Year Out, Part 3: The East
RHODE ISLAND: There are several interesting Senate races in the east this year, but Rhode Island is not one of them. Democratic incumbent Jack Reed should win easily. In reality, Sheldon Whitehouse was the weaker of the state’s two Senators entering their reelection efforts and he handily won in 2012. If Whitehouse could win as easily in 2012, then Reed’s chances are even greater in | Read More »
Massachusetts and Scott Brown
As I was preparing an article on some upcoming Senate races in 2014, I was going to write that former Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts should sit this special election cycle out and possibly concentrate on the full six year term in 2014. In the special election, two Democratic heavyweights in Massachusetts politics will fight it out to see who fills out that term of | Read More »
New poll shows Scott Brown in “strong position” for special election
Boston’s NPR radio station, WBUR, conducted a poll earlier this week that shows Scott Brown is in a “strong position” to rejoin his colleagues in the Senate, assuming John Kerry is appointed to be Secretary of State, triggering a special election.
The poll was conducted with 500 registered voters on Monday and Tuesday, and Brown’s favorables are very high, even though it is less than two months after he lost a brutal campaign battle against Elizabeth Warren.
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Another shameless power grab coming from Massachusetts Democrats?
As you may know, I spent some time in Massachusetts this year, working on some Congressional races, and it’s been an interesting time for me, seeing the differences (the many, many, many differences) between that state and my home state of Florida.
Both states have a legislature dominated by one party, but with wide variation in how much autonomous power the controlling party really has. When the Republicans who control the Florida House and Senate push their luck too far, the Florida press corps howl in protest and voters in even heavily-Republican districts tend to reject anything really outlandish (case in point: the failure of many of the constitutional amendments, which originated in the Legislature, on the ballot this year).
In contrast, in Massachusetts, when the Democrats try something nutty, it’s met with shrugs and mostly ignored as simply business as usual. At best, media outlets like the Boston Herald may cover a story here and there, but it rarely seems to slow down the Democrats’ appetite for abusing government power…
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Life after Romney, life with Obama
Unlike other bloggers and pundits, I needed a full day to digest the news of this, I admit, deeply disappointing defeat. My first reaction, was thinking about the people I know who voted for Obama and saying to them, “do you honestly know and understand what you’ve done?” To borrow a phrase from Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, “the chickens are comin’ home to roost.” | Read More »
Race for the Senate Heats Up in Final Days
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Grace Wyler to discuss the race for the Senate, the media firestorm brewing over recent comments by Richard Mourdock, and Obama’s closing argument in these final days of the campaign.
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12 Days to Election Day: Massachusetts
For anyone who thought or believed that Massachusetts was suddenly showing signs of conservatism because Scott Brown won in 2010 or Barney Frank is retiring, you are wrong. Brown’s 2010 surprise victory was partly attributable to a recognition of his moderation, and ineptitude on the part of his Democratic opponent, Martha Coakley. Brown will not have conditions favorable to him this time out. For example, | Read More »
Marxachusetts Senate Race, Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown
1st Debate Scott Brown vs Elizabeth Warren, conservative analyses pt.1 Elizabeth Warren, character doesn’t matter, it’s alright to lie to level the paying field as long as no one notices. This is Elizabeth Warren’s understanding of affirmative action, take from the haves for the have-nots for personal gain its okay and forget about the corruption. Elizabeth Warren, Leveling the playing field. This is Marxist | Read More »
MA Senate Update
Just think. If you had had a second rate education, had just skated by an academic fraud charge for a book you had published and had pretended to be due an Affirmative Action designation, you could be a Senator. Or not
Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN) staffer attacks, threatens cameraman.
How does Senator Scott Brown keep managing this? ‘This’ being defined as “An aide to Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, appears to have knocked the video camera of a Republican tracker after an event this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard.”
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MA-SEN: Sen. Scott Brown’s lead confirmed?
Apparently, there are people who are shocked by this: According to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of registered voters in Massachusetts, Senator Scott Brown has a 6 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (49 percent to 43 percent) with 9 percent undecided. The figure is just within the survey’s 4 percent margin of error. President Obama continues to hold a double digit lead over former | Read More »
On Elizabeth Warren’s Claims of American Indian Ancestry
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a history major currently working toward his Master’s Degree in the same. My particular focus is American Indian history, so I think it should come as little surprise that I’ve been watching the Massachusetts Senate race for more reasons than wanting Scott Brown to win. The moment Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native ancestry surfaced, a little something | Read More »