1:13 PM, Jan 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A poll of New Hampshire voters from Purple Strategies shows how the various potential presidential candidates are faring two years before the traditional first primary. But of more immediate concern is the 2014 race for the U.S. Senate there, where Democrat incumbent Jeanne Shaheen is tied at 44 percent support with a potential Republican challenger, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.
Brown, who has not entered the race but has moved to New Hampshire, leads Shaheen among independents, 48 percent to 39 percent, and among men, 51 percent to 40 percent. Shaheen, meanwhile, leads among women, 46 percent to 38 percent. Among those polled, 43 percent identified as independents, while Democrats and Republicans were evenly split at 27 percent.
In the last several months, Brown has polled well in a hypothetical race against Shaheen.
9:59 AM, Jan 2, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A free-market group has launched television ads in three states whose Democratic senators are up for reelection this year, targeting those senators for their support for Obamacare.
Americans for Prosperity released 30-second ads on Monday in New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Louisiana that criticize Democratic senators who voted for Obamacare in 2010 and are facing reelection for the first time since those votes.
1:01 PM, Nov 8, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Could former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown run again, this time next-door in New Hampshire? The Boston Globe reports that two Republican senators are urging their old colleague to make a run against Democrat Jeanne Shaheen:
9:21 AM, Aug 8, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Boston Herald reports:
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown played it coy yesterday when asked if he’s running for governor, saying “there’s nothing wrong with a primary” — and setting the stage for a possible showdown with fellow GOP powerhouse Charlie Baker.
1:22 PM, Jun 11, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Scott Brown, the Republican senator from Massachusetts who lost reelection last year to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, could be competitive challenging a Democratic senator in the state next door, according to a new poll from the Washington Free Beacon. In a hypothetical match-up between Brown and New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat would lead by just four points.
Here's more from the Beacon:
Gabriel Gomez, Massachusetts Republican.May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Gabriel Gomez is an ambitious guy. In January, with Massachusetts senator John Kerry all but certain to be confirmed as secretary of state, the 47-year-old Gomez wrote a letter to Governor Deval Patrick. Between Kerry’s resignation and the special election to fill his seat in the Senate, Patrick, a Democrat, would need to nominate a temporary replacement. Though a lifelong Republican, Gomez tried to appeal to Patrick’s sense of bipartisanship and asked the governor to choose him.
7:14 AM, May 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ed Markey, the 19-term Democratic representative and dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, will face political newcomer Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, in next month's special election for the U.S. Senate.
In the primary elections held Tuesday, Markey handily defeated rival congressman Stephen Lynch for the Democratic nomination to succeed fellow Democrat John Kerry, who resigned from the Senate upon being confirmed for secretary of state. The 66-year-old liberal Democrat from Malden has held a significant lead in the polls over any GOP challenger.
9:55 AM, Feb 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, announced Tuesday he would be entering the U.S. Senate special election to fill the seat of Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry. In a video posted on his campaign website, Gomez begins by announcing in Spanish before continuing in English. "I spent my career as a Navy SEAL and as a businessman right here in Boston," he says. "I'm not a politician, so I'll have a very different kind of campaign." Watch the video below:
11:02 AM, Feb 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former Republican governor William Weld of Massachusetts says he isn't seeking Secretary of State John Kerry's Senate seat. NBC reports:
1:48 PM, Feb 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Scott Brown, the Massachsuetts Republican who won a special election to the Senate in 2010 but was defeated last year, wil not run for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry. Here's part of a statement from Brown:
1:49 PM, Jan 14, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts has already announced his intention to run in the special election for the Senate should John Kerry be confirmed as secretary of state. But Markey, who has served in the House for more than 36 years, isn't getting support from an important Boston-area labor leader. The Boston Herald reports:
10:01 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fox News projects that Democrat Elizabeth Warren has defeated Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Brown first won his Senate seat in a 2010 special election to fill the seat held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy. That was a low turnout election conducted at the height of the national debate over Obamacare, which Brown said he would oppose in the Senate.
But Massachusetts is overwhelmingly Democratic, meaning Warren had a clear advantage to win the state.
7:11 AM, Nov 5, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts is in a dead heat to retain his Senate seat against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, according to a new poll from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Boston Herald.
5:04 PM, Nov 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In the second poll released this week, Republican Scott Brown has a two-point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Senate race.