Desperate for a Republican candidate with the slightest chance, the Herald bypasses Doug Bennett and tries to create a boomlet for Ann or Tagg Romney in this spring's Senate elections.
Now that everybody's favorite scooter-riding, sticker-plastering city-council candidate has jumped into the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen: Doug Bennett for US Senate.
David Bernstein reports Ed Markey could face competition in his bid to replace John Kerry from Rabbi Jonah Pesner of Newton, senior vice president of the national Union of Reform Judaism.
You can call her Senator Warren now.
As more votes come in, WHDH is calling Elizabeth Warren the winner over incumbent Scott Brown. Among other things, Warren becomes the state's first woman senator.
While statewide the race was close, in Boston, city results show Warren winning 65-35.
David Gregory doesn't seem to realize he's not a candidate. He spent the first 15 minutes on the "character" issues that everybody in Massachusetts already is sick to death of. He decided that immigration is a more important issue than jobs. His toupee is too obvious.
Blue Mass. Group posted this video of Scott Brown staffers doing oh-no-not-at-all-racist war cries and tomahawk chops outside the Eire Pub in Dorchester the other day. And, of course, this being Boston, well, no rally is complete without a "Yankees suck!" chant.
John Carroll notes what he calls the "chin-strokerati" coverage of the nascent US Senate race by the Globe and other media outlets - they're only writing for other in-the-knowers, not the majority of us. For example, the Globe's constant references to the "now familiar" story of Warren's childhood in Okalahoma:
Ask ten people in the 351 cities and towns of Massachusetts about Elizabeth Warren and 1) 98% wonâ€™t know who she is; 2) 99.99% won't know the first thing about her.
OK, so Dems get predictably outraged about Scott Brown's public desire to not see Elizabeth Warren naked, but Republicans might want to find a better way to respond than praising Brown's decision to pose nude for a sex-advice rag as an example of an agonizing decision he courageously made.
Her announcement. Maybe now that she's officially in the race, she'll stop treating all of her campaign stops, such as her formal announcement at the Broadway T stop this morning, as state secrets (reporters were told in advance, of course, but only on the condition they not tell anybody).
The Globe today profiles Tom Conroy, a Wayland state rep who is walking across the state in his bid to run against Scott Brown next year:
The three-term state representative from Wayland is believed to be the first candidate in the state to walk its entirety seeking votes, drawing inspiration from Lawton Chiles, a legendary Florida politician who traversed his state 41 years ago in a similar underdog campaign that vaulted him from the state Senate into the US Senate.
First was Mayor for Life Ted Mann. Then came Mayor Until Newton North David Cohen.
Today, Mayor For a Year and A Bit Setti Warren tweeted he's running for the US Senate seat now held by Scott Brown in next year's elections.
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