March 8, 2012 |
MassachusettsSen. Scott Brownhas picked up the endorsement of outgoingSen. Olympia Snowe, the Republican senator from Maine who last week scolded the chamber for becoming a “parrallel universe” of extreme partisanship. The endorsement from Snowe, known as one of the Senate's last moderates, could help Brown in his effort to win reelection nearly three years after he swept into office on the tea party wave. Anticipating a challenge from consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, Brown has been campaigning as “an independent voice.” In her endorsement statement, Snowe echoed the slogan, praising Brown for his “independent spirit and bipartisan outlook.” “Like me, he approaches each issue with an open mind and is always willing to reach across the aisle to build bridges and find common ground,” Snowe said in a statement posted to Brown's campaign website.
February 17, 2012 |
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, whose upset victory in early 2010 marked the moment when many started to take the tea party movement seriously, leads his likely 2012 Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren by 9 percentage points, according to a new survey of voters. Brown has 49% support compared with Warren's 40%, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday. Warren, whose reputation as a consumer advocate has made her the darling of progressive activists, holds a commanding lead over her Democratic challengers for the party's nomination, which will be decided in the primary election Sept.
October 13, 2011 |
Republican Sen. Scott Brown's office is blaming a staff error for what appears to be borrowed text on the Massachusetts senator's official website. A spokesman says inspirational text that once appeared on the website of former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole landed on Brown's site by accident. "Sen. Dole's website served as one of the models for Sen. Brown's website when he first took office," said John Donnelly. "During construction of the site, the content on this particular page was inadvertently transferred without being rewritten.
July 26, 2012 |
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is throwing his support behind Sen. Scott Brown's bid for reelection, giving a boost to the Massachusetts Republican who faces a fierce opponent in Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg will host a fundraiser for Brown on Aug. 15, according to an invitation first reported by Politico. Brown, who swept into office in 2010 as a darling of the tea party movement, has carefully cast himself as a centrist senator who isn't afraid to buck the party establishment.
May 23, 2011 |
Republican Sen. Scott Brown has come out against Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan and its proposed overhaul of Medicare, a move that further exposes the deep divisions within the GOP over the proposal. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story said Susan Collins was up for reelection next year. She's next up in 2014. In an Op-Ed article in Politico, Brown, from Massachusetts, said he couldn’t support Ryan’s plan because it would force seniors to pick up too much of the burden for rising healthcare costs.
May 24, 2012 |
In spite of the attention paid to the controversy over Elizabeth Warren's purported Native American heritage, the Democratic Senate hopeful has tightened the race against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, according to new polling. The race is now well within the margin of error of the latest Suffolk University/7NEWS poll , with Brown holding a single point lead over Warren, 48% to 47%, with 5% of voters undecided. The numbers show a steady rise for Warren, who in February was 9 points behind Brown, 49% to 40%. “This leaves both campaigns no choice but to spend tens of millions of dollars in an all-out war to woo the 5% of voters who will decide this election,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said.