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:
The signs are mounting. Scott Brown travels almost weekly to New Hampshire. Last month he formed a political action committee there to raise funds; this week he attacked the state’s Democratic senator on his favorite target: national health care.
Now national Republicans are pushing the former Massachusetts senator to declare his candidacy for the US Senate from New Hampshire. And they insist, despite mixed signals from Brown, that he is seriously weighing such a run.
The chairman and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senators Jerry Moran of Kansas and Rob Portman of Ohio, said they have urged Brown to take on Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who is otherwise expected to cruise to reelection next year.
It could be risky for the national party to rely on a candidate who carefully built his reputation as the regular guy from Massachusetts. But with other major potential candidates from New Hampshire bowing out, senior Washington Republicans believe Brown may be the GOP’s best hope.
Shaheen was first elected in 2008 after beating incumbent Republican John Sununu. Two years later, Brown was elected in a special election in Massachusetts that focused on the debate over the bill that would eventually become the health care law. Shaheen voted for Obamacare, while Brown voted against it.
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.
12:27 PM, Jun 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In the final poll from Suffolk University before Tuesday's special election, Democratic congressman Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts by 10 points. In the survey of 500 likely voters at the end of last week, 52 percent support Markey while 42 percent support Gomez. Here's more:
8:02 AM, Jun 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate in the June 25 special election for Senate in Massachusetts, has a new television ad featuring quotations from his recent debate with Democrat Ed Markey.
"You've had thirty-seven years down in the Congress to get something done, and that's why people are tired of D.C.," Gomez told Markey. Gomez criticized Markey and Congress for not passing immigration reform or entitlement reform.
"You're running against me."11:59 AM, Jun 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
News reports from the final debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez conclude that Gomez, a first-time candidate and self-styled "new kind of Republican," delivered a strong performance.
But is Gomez out yet?5:01 PM, Jun 17, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With 9 days left before the June 25 special election for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Democrat Ed Markey maintains a significant lead. The latest poll from the Boston Globe shows Markey, a longtime House member, ahead of Republican Gabriel Gomez by 15 points. Here's more from the Globe's analysis, which portends trouble for Gomez:
But signs of opportunity for Gomez?10:21 PM, Jun 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll on the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate shows Democrat Ed Markey with a 12-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, with 49 percent supporting Markey and 37 percent supporting Gomez.
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:
8:01 AM, Jun 8, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A Republican polling firm has found that the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate is in a dead heat. Democrat Ed Markey, the longtime congressman, leads Republican and first-time candidate Gabriel Gomez by just a point. According to McLaughlin and Associates, a firm that often works for Republican candidates, 45 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts support Markey, while 44 percent support Gomez and 11 percent remain undecided. The election is on June 25.
6:10 PM, Jun 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Can Republicans win another special election for Senate in Massachusetts? More than three years after Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's old seat in an upset, fellow Republican Gabriel Gomez may have a shot of doing the same. The Cook Political Report has moved Gomez's race against Democratic congressman Ed Markey from "leaning Democrat" to "toss up" in its latest analysis of this month's special election for John Kerry's former seat.
4:09 PM, May 29, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Off the top of his head, Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey of Massachusetts can't think of a tax increase proposed by his party that he's opposed. Speaking to reporters, Markey, a longtime member of the House of Representatives, couldn't say if he'd voted against an income tax increase.
"Are there areas where you've broken with your party leadership where they've pushed for some kind of tax increase and you've said no?" a reporter asked Markey.
"I'm sorry, excuse me?" Markey responded.