The past two years of Congress fighting with President Obama has dramatically turned the American people off to the idea of divided government and the Warren campaign is exploiting this development. It is working to make sure people see a vote for Brown as a vote for a Republican-controlled Senate.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 28, 2012 12:12 pm|
Traditionally, Americans have not considered it important to have both Congress and the Presidency controlled by the same party, but that has changed dramatically this year. According to Gallup, a record number of Americans would prefer having both branches of government controlled by a single party. A large plurality, 38 percent, would prefer one party control.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 28, 2012 8:18 am|
Scott Brown casually mentioned that he, in fact, was a real estate attorney, who ran a small practice out of his home. He apparently was the guy who came to your house to do a real estate closing, a cog in the mortgage wheel. And he did this for the past nine years, encompassing all of the major years of the housing bubble.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:10 pm|
I would guess there is no shortage of Massholes in the greater Boston area willing to smile smugly while delivering a tomahawk chop and the kind of war whoops you would hear on Saturday morning cartoons to make a “joke.” My question is why Scott Brown couldn’t find people not on his staff to do it.
|By: David Dayen Saturday September 22, 2012 11:30 am|
I tweeted my commentary on the Massachusetts Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in real time, so no need to go much further on it. Basically you saw an incumbent Senator clearly behind in his own internal polling, so he decided to go hard negative. Warren wasn’t flustered by it and played the front-runner role of sticking to her script. You would have thought she was the incumbent. And it showed.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 20, 2012 5:00 pm|
For the past week the polling of Massachusetts had been mostly good news for Elizabeth Warren up until today. Four polls of the state early this week all found her leading by single digits, but a new UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll of likely voters has Scott Brown up by four.
|By: David Dayen Thursday September 20, 2012 2:45 pm|
There’s a debate scheduled tonight in Massachusetts between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, in that hotly contested Senate race (C-SPAN will cover it at 7pm ET). But it may not have come off all, if you believe Harry Reid’s statement just now on the Senate floor.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 17, 2012 9:40 am|
The Western New England University poll of likely voters has Warren leading by six points. It found Warren 50 percent to Brown 44 percent. This is the largest lead for Warren found by any public poll of likely voters.
|By: David Dayen Friday August 31, 2012 10:22 am|
Aside from the death threats to Todd Akin, the insider account of a Karl Rove fundraiser was enormously revealing. First of all, you get an eye into the Crossroads strategy, and since it promises to have $300 million behind it, it’s a heavy part of the strategy to recapture the White House.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 20, 2012 11:10 am|
Not only has Akin’s statement about “legitimate rape” not leading to pregnancy put his own election in peril, but several Republicans appears to be scrambling to prevent the problem from metastasizing.
Already the Romney campaign has made multiple statements strongly distancing themselves from Akin. And MA. Sen Brown is calling on Akin to withdraw.