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Crowded By Admirers, Elizabeth Warren Says It's All About Control Of The Senate

Crowded By Admirers, Elizabeth Warren Says It's All About Control Of The Senate | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
LEOMINSTER, Mass.--Elizabeth Warren was out there in the cold, shaking hands.
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Lowell set for Brown-Warren battle royal | Lowell Sun

Lowell set for Brown-Warren battle royal | Lowell Sun | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

LOWELL -- From dueling endorsements from local politicians to same-day visits to television advertisements, Lowell has been a central battleground for U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in their Senate race, but their biggest Lowell duel to date will come Monday night.

 

The two candidates, who are very close in the polls, are set to face off for an hour before 4,500 people at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell in their second head-to-head clash of the race. Another 13,000-plus people interested in attending had to be turned away.

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Brown decries partisanship at home, but emphasizes it in national fund-raising | Boston Globe

Brown decries partisanship at home, but emphasizes it in national fund-raising | Boston Globe | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Senator Scott Brown has made extraordinary efforts to differentiate himself from the national Republican Party in his tough reelection bid — appearing with President Obama in his campaign commercials, calling himself an independent voice on the...
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ICYMI: Is Scott Brown A Birther? | WBUR

ICYMI: Is Scott Brown A Birther? | WBUR | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren's ancestry is not germane to her candidacy or the election, says WBUR political commentator Dan Payne. Ultimately a Senate race this big will be decided on more weighty matters than bloodlines.
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Numerous Media Outlets Liken Republican Scott Brown's Racially Insensitive Mudslinging to Right-Wing

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Numerous Media Outlets Liken Republican Scott Brown's Racially Insensitive Mudslinging to Right-Wing | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
BOSTON - The notorious "birther" movement, as it has come to be known, is a right-wing fringe effort that has tried to convince the American electorate that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and that his birth certificate is a forgery. The "birther" movement has not only been debunked, but has been roundly dismissed for its conspiracy theory-style lunacy.
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Brown's Republican status an issue in Mass. Senate race | The Hill

Brown's Republican status an issue in Mass. Senate race | The Hill | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) faces a unique challenge among GOP candidates — that Republican control of the Senate is a stigma.

 

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Elizabeth Warren Leading In Massachusetts | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren Leading In Massachusetts | Huffington Post | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren leads Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) 43 percent to 38 percent in the race for Brown's Senate seat, according to a poll released Sunday by the Boston Globe.
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Anti-Affirmative Action sentiments in Republican Scott Brown's attacks | Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests deconstruct the attacks Sen. Scott Brown lobbed against his opponent Elizabeth Warren for her heritage and what they mean for affirmative action.

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Attacks on Elizabeth Warren's heritage opens comvo on race | Melissa Harris-Perry

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his campaign have been criticized for attacking his opponent Elizabeth Warren and her claims that she is of Native American descent. Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about controversy and what it means for the national dialogue on race.

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photo: Great crowd in Middleboro knocking #DemDoors

Great crowd in Middleboro knocking #DemDoors

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Republican Scott Brown's misleading attack campaign "reeks of desperation" | WBUR's Radio Boston

Republican Scott Brown's misleading attack campaign "reeks of desperation" | WBUR's Radio Boston | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

In the news this week, two videos emerged showing Sen. Scott Brown supporters and staff shouting war whoops and performing tomahawk chops in an apparent reference to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.

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In Massachusetts, Scott Brown's red racism now an issue

In Massachusetts, Scott Brown's red racism now an issue | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Finally, Brown’s injection of race into this race is as obvious, blatant, and mean-spirited as anything I’ve seen come out of Mississippi or Louisiana over the last 50 years. He is telling the “low information” white voter in Massachusetts that Warren has not only used the dreaded “affirmative action” card to get into Harvard and other plum normally white-reserved stations in life. But she has used it “illegally” because she really is not red, she’s white. Just look at her.
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Scott Brown was the key to Republican Obstruction Strategy to make Obama a one-term President

Scott Brown was the key to Republican Obstruction Strategy to make Obama a one-term President | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

Obstruction was the centerpiece of Republican strategy since the day Scott Brown was elected, and it would work so long as Republican Scott Brown played along. Republicans #1 goal was to make Obama a one-term president, not economic recovery.

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Gov. Deval Patrick stumps for Warren, Obama in Brockton | Enterprise

Gov. Deval Patrick stumps for Warren, Obama in Brockton | Enterprise | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

Gov. Deval Patrick visited Brockton on Sunday to stump for fellow Democrats Elizabeth Warren 

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Questions for Scott Brown | Robert Kuttner

Questions for Scott Brown | Robert Kuttner | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
The other image Brown has carefully pursued is that of the last moderate Republican standing. But this is also hogwash, and it is the job of Warren and the press to dispatch that claim.
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Elizabeth Warren appears to inch ahead of Scott Brown in new Globe poll, 43 - 38 - The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Warren appears to inch ahead of Scott Brown in new Globe poll, 43 - 38 - The Boston Globe | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren appears to be inching ahead of Senator Scott Brown in the highly competitive race for Senate, as Massachusetts Democrats energized by the presidential race begin to fall in line behind her, according to a new Globe poll.
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Letter: Attacks on Warren’s heritage lead to low blows | Boston

How sad that the Massachusetts senatorial race, once a spirited contest between two appealing candidates, has now been reduced to an ugly battle in which neither candidate can emerge unblemished...
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Letter: Scott Brown is the great pretender | SouthCoastToday

Letter: Scott Brown is the great pretender | SouthCoastToday | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

It would be a huge mistake to buy into Scott Brown's image as an independent voice in the Senate. As Elizabeth Warren rightly pointed out in their first debate, his 2010 vote against former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court was Republican party line all the way. He feigned even-handedness, calling her "brilliant," but clearly he never intended to give her an unbiased, "independent" assessment — only the pretense of one.

 

Real Independents run for office without the backing of either major party and thus are free to vote according to their own best judgment. Tellingly, the Senate's only two real Independents, Joe Liebermann and Bernie Sanders voted to confirm Kagan, as did Maine's authentically independent-minded Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Pretend independent Scott Brown just fell into line behind his boss, Mitch McConnel, in rejecting his eminently qualified fellow Bay Stater.

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Tie Brown to Romney, Liz | The Herald's Gelzinis Previews Debate Two

Tie Brown to Romney, Liz | The Herald's Gelzinis Previews Debate Two | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, you don’t need me to tell you how Round 2 of this debate brawl will begin tomorrow night. In contrast to last week’s encounter, you will be greeted by Sen. Good Dad.
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Native Americans chafe at Brown-Warren race | Washington Post

Native Americans chafe at Brown-Warren race | Washington Post | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has focused his reelection campaign’s attention on the self-proclaimed Native American heritage of his Democratic challenger, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren. Years ago, Warren listed herself as a Native American in professional directories commonly used by recruiters.
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Scott Brown staffers caught in offensive tape | Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry responds to a video depicting staffers of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown making offensive actions against Native Americans. Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian joins to react.

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'Bipartisan' Boaster Scott Brown Runs Against The President

'Bipartisan' Boaster Scott Brown Runs Against The President | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

Republican Scott Brown likes to tout himself as bipartisan but in an out-of-state fundraising email he calls his race for re-election "THE battleground for the United States Senate" and "the only sure hedge to a potential second term for President Obama"

 

Bipartisan? No! And his voting bears that out. On key votes, he joined Republicans to block bill 76% of the time.

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photo: Republican Scott Brown is a strong Mitt Romney supporter who endorses extreme GOP candidates

photo: Republican Scott Brown is a strong Mitt Romney supporter who endorses extreme GOP candidates | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

Republican Scott Brown is a strong Mitt Romney supporter who endorses extreme GOP candidates

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Letter: Seeing red over Sen. Brown | Gloucester Times

Letter: Seeing red over Sen. Brown | Gloucester Times | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it

Must we have racism plus more lies mixed in our Senate race? Have you seen the video about the protestors at Elizabeth Warren’s rally? It features Scott Brown’s senior staffers — such as Brad Garrett, who works for the Massachusetts Republican Party, and Jack Richard, a constituent services lawyer in Brown’s US Senate office, plus Greg Casey, Brown’s deputy chief of staff, and Jerry McDermott, a former Boston city councilor who serves as Brown’s state director — jumping up and down like idiots, insulting Indians.

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Labor unions work to turn out votes for Elizabeth Warren

Labor unions work to turn out votes for Elizabeth Warren | Massachusetts Senate Race 2012 | Scoop.it
In 2010, many union members supported Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. This year, they are emerging as a powerful force helping Warren's campaign.
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