David Bernstein reports.
One-time video-game magnate Curt Schilling yesterday signaled his intent to not run for Senate next year in favor of V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai:
As of today, from where I sit, you're my choice for Senator of the state of Mass. in 2018 and it's not even close.
He closed his tweet with the secret mating call of Massachusetts right wingers: #Fauxcahauntas.
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai of Cambridge, who sues Web sites for disputing his claim that he invented e-mail as a 14-year-old, announced at a right-wing gathering in Washington yesterday that he will run against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate in 2018.
From Beacon Street to Boylston Street, from Charles Street to well past the Frog Pond, tens of thousands of people filled Boston Common today for a protest against the new administration. From Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to women, men and children in the crowd, people vowed to fight for health care for all, for immigrants, for LGBT rights - and for science. Read more.
"This is no time to quit," she writes.
Sen. Warren posted this photo last night:
There's a huge piece of equipment here in DC clearing the snow and shooting it into 18-wheelers to be hauled off – and it has Massachusetts plates! I don’t know if this snow-eating monster was your doing, Marty Walsh, but thanks!
Over at Blue Mass. Group, David peruses the Globe's full-on campaign to get Warren's hat in the ring and explains why he thinks she might be better off not running.
by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the “hollowing out of the middle class.”
The senator was also protested by those who came to criticize her stand on the most recent chapter of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Once inside, however, Warren seemed to back away slightly from statements she made in August, saying that Palestinians had a right to self-defense.
Scott Brown campaigned as a moderate independent but if you look at his record, he's a Republican who voted with Republicans 90% of the time in the US Senate until Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy, and then he voted with Republicans on votes of importance 76% of the time.
No matter why you think he lost, you must consider whether the second most bi-partisan senator was still too conservative for Massachusetts.
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.
Salon took a stopwatch to the debate tape and found that Scott Brown spoke 23 minutes and 40 seconds to Elizabeth Warren's 18 minutes and 15 seconds.
Both Andy Hiller of WHDH and the Morning Joe crew noted how Scott Brown is tiptoeing right up to bullying Warren. Character judgments aside, he is blowing a big hole in his 'Nice Guy' bona fides.
On September 7, Republican Scott Brown commented on the new jobs report and claimed he "will be a fighter for jobs." But his record as US Senator says otherwise, which makes me wonder, how does Scott Brown fit into the Republican strategy of obstruction and will the press hold him accountable?
The Karma of Dirty Politics
by Jerold Duquette
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% won’t know who she is; 2) 99.99% won't know the first thing about her.
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