8:36 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent. That's an 11-point drop from an ABC News/Washington Post poll of the potential Democratic field—conducted in late May, before Hard Choices was released—that found 69 percent supported Clinton over any other possible Democrats.
According to the Quinnipiac poll, the biggest beneficiary of Clinton's drop in support appears to be Elizabeth Warren, the first-term senator from Massachusetts and a favorite of progressive populists. Warren received 11 percent support, while Vice President Joe Biden has 9 percent. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York received four percent, while governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland and former governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana each polled just one percent.
Clinton still looks to be the overwhelming favorite in this early polling, with a 47-point advantage over her closest rival, Warren. But the book tour—which has often appeared to be a preview of a presidential campaign—hasn't seemed to boost the former first lady and New York senator's standing among her base in the Democratic party. Hard Choices is currently ranked at number 98 on Amazon.com's best seller list and weighs in at just under 2.5 pounds.
Clinton first ran for president in 2008, when she lost the nomination to Illinois senator Barack Obama. Obama went on to win in the general election, selecting her as his first secretary of state.
5:33 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the freshman Democratic senator from Massachusetts, did not say whether or not she thought her fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton, would make a good president. ABC News's David Muir asked Warren the question in an interview airing Monday night on ABC.
"Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?" Muir asked.
"I think Hillary Clinton is terrific," Warren said. "We've gotta stay focused on these issues right now."
6:38 PM, Mar 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who defeated Republican Scott Brown in 2012, has sent out a fundraising email to encourage supporters to donate to New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Brown announced Friday he is forming an exploratory committee to run against Shaheen for her U.S. Senate seat. Warren's email urges people to "beat Scott Brown again."
Read the email below:
Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
The Scrapbook has always observed that while Newton’s Third Law of Motion—“to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction”—is true of the physical world, it does not always apply to the political universe.
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:
11:15 AM, Dec 6, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
We hear, over and over, that there is too much money in politics and maybe so. But the money keeps rolling in.
Philip Terzian salutes a conservative IndianDec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
I have what might be called a philosophical attitude toward the defeat of Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Brown, it seems to me, played his part in history by delivering “Teddy Kennedy’s seat” (in the immortal phrase of David Gergen) to the Republicans for three years—a brief but pleasant rebuke to the Kennedy myth, and a shock to the Massachusetts vision of the universe.
Meet the new Massachusetts senator.12:21 PM, Nov 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who defeated Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate, held what the Boston Herald reports as an "awkward" first press conference in Boston with Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
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.