Massachusetts Special Senate Race Is Surprisingly Close

By: Friday May 3, 2013 12:04 pm

Given the strong Democratic leanings of Massachusetts the special election to replace Sen. John Kerry should be a cakewalk for Democratic candidate Ed Markey, yet a new Public Policy Polling survey shows the race is within single digits. Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez is only four points behind Markey. From PPP: PPP’s first poll of the [...]

MA Sen: Scott Brown Will Not Run in the Special Election

By: Friday February 1, 2013 1:42 pm

Democrats got a piece of very good news this afternoon when former Sen. Scott Brown (R) decided he will not run in the special Massachusetts election to replace John Kerry. Multiple news sources are reporting Brown will sit out the special election. Without Brown in the race Democrats’ chances of keeping the seat have improved [...]

MA Sen: Stephen Lynch Will Challenge Ed Markey in Democratic Primary

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 11:16 am

The governor officially setting the Massachusetts special Senate election for June 25th has spurred Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) to finally make a decision. Today Lynch announced that he will run in the special election to replace John Kerry, launching his campaign with a Youtube video asking for volunteers. The video highlights his working class background [...]

MA Sen: Scott Brown Would Start With a Large Lead if He Chooses to Run

By: Friday January 25, 2013 4:09 pm

It is possible that President Obama has handed Republicans a Senate seat by nominating Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State. If former Senator Scott Brown (R) decides to run in the special election he would start off with a large lead over the likely Democratic nominee Ed Markey, according to a new [...]

Ed Markey Announces Senate Run to Replace Kerry

By: Friday December 28, 2012 10:46 am

With Senator John Kerry (D-MA) likely to soon become Secretary of the State that has created an opening in the Senate. One of the first prominent politicians to officially announce their desire to replace Kerry is Democratic House member Ed Markey. From the Boston.com: US Representative Edward J. Markey, dean of the state’s Washington delegation, [...]

Third Poll Confirms Elizabeth Warren is in the Lead

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 10:01 am

Yet another poll confirms that Elizabeth Warren (D) has taken the lead in the Massachusetts senate race. According to a new Suffolk University poll she has as four point advantage over Republican incumbent Scott Brown. From Suffolk University: Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren (48 percent) has overtaken incumbent Republican Scott Brown (44 percent), in a Senate [...]

Elizabeth Warren Takes the Lead in Massachusetts

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:02 am

Two new polls both show that Democrat Elizabeth Warren leads incumbent Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. This an improvement from earlier in the cycle when some polls showed Brown with a small advantage. The Western New England University poll of likely voters has Warren leading by six points. It found Warren 50 [...]

Massachusuetts Senate Race Still Tied

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 1:46 pm

The Massachusetts Senate race is probably the most important — but so far least exciting — race of the year. Control of the Senate could easily hinge on this one race.  But the contest remains completely tied according to PPP. PPP’s newest poll on the Massachusetts Senate race finds it dead even, with Elizabeth Warren [...]

Incumbent GOP Senators Have Little to Fear in General Election

By: Friday April 20, 2012 2:22 pm

As a result of which year Senate seats are up and several retirements, extremely few sitting Republican senators have anything to fear this November. There are only 10 Republican-held seats up this year; and because of retirement, only 7 incumbent Republicans are running in those seats. Of those seven incumbents, only two are considered to [...]

MA Sen: Elizabeth Warren’s Huge Fundraising Haul

By: Monday April 9, 2012 2:06 pm

In an email announcement today the Elizabeth Warren campaign said they raised $6.9 million since January 1st for her Massachusetts Senate campaign. That figure is well in excess of the $3.4 million her opponent, incumbent Republican Scott Brown, pulled in last quarter, although the Brown campaign does have a significant amount saved up from earlier [...]

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