Monday, November 5, 2012
According to the latest poll by UMass Lowell, Brown had a one point lead heading into election day, but the lead was within the poll's margin of error.
Just a day before election day, a new poll released shows that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown are virtually tied in the US Senate race among likely voters in Massachusetts. Brown is ahead of Warren by 1 percentage point, 49-48, the poll showed. The one-point advantage is within the poll's 4.1 margin of error. The latest poll was conducted by UMass Lowell's Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Nearly one thousand Massachusetts voters were surveyed between Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The poll found that Brown is viewed favorably by 54 percent of the 956 voters surveyed, with 39 percent holding a negative opinion of him, according to the Herald. Warren was viewed favorably by 50 percent of voters, with 42 …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
ProgressMass submits a letter to the editor in favor of Obama Care.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Dear Editor: According to the 2010 Census, 12,979 people age 65 and older live in Newton, and every one of them should be deeply concerned about Republican Scott Brown’s health care policy. The centerpiece of Brown’s health care policy is working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform law known as ObamaCare. National health care advocacy organization Community Catalyst Action Fund released a new analysis finding that, if the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) is repealed, senior citizens in Newton and across Massachusetts will be saddled with higher costs and fewer benefits. ObamaCare, as it is known, lowers seniors’ Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs by an estimated $500 per year. This means that, if …
Tuesday, October 2, 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 …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?
Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. On the stump, however, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape." Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren stopped by the Rox Diner in Newtonville Thursday morning to meet with voters. She was joined by Newton Mayor Setti Warren and the diner's owners.
In our inaugural “Blue Commonwealth" survey, influential Democrats paint an early picture for November's general election.
A majority of influential Massachusetts Democrats thinks Scott Brown's reputation of being a "liberal conservative" will cost Elizabeth Warren votes from those Massachusetts voters who usually vote Democratic: that's the main finding of Patch's Inaugural Blue Commonwealth survey. When Patch asked if Democrats think that so far, Elizabeth Warren has effectively explained how she will push for traditional Democratic issues like women's rights, education for all and vote against corporate greed, the majority said she had. Forty responses were collected, a majority of which agreed Brown is making inroads with traditionally Democratic voters. One hundred twenty-three Massachusetts Democrats, including several in Newton, were surveyed last week …
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 Newton Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Join our online community 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 Newton 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 healthcare? 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 Newton 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 from Massachusetts 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 our homepage 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. We will publish the …