Quantcast
Connect with us

Warren could recapture Ted Kennedy seat: poll

Published

on

Elizabeth Warren, a popular figure on the left of the Democratic Party, is tied in a race to recapture the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat from Republican Scott Brown next year, according to a poll Thursday.

The poll by the University of Massachusetts puts Warren four points ahead of Brown among registered voters. Although that is within the 4.4 percent margin of error it is a strong showing given that until recently Brown was seen as well dug-in, while Warren is not yet the official Democratic candidate.

ADVERTISEMENT

Warren, a Harvard law professor, has won liberal plaudits for her positions on populist issues of the kind raised by the Occupy Wall Street protests, particularly regarding banks’ lending practices.

President Barack Obama tapped Warren to establish the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, although she was then sidelined in the face of Republican opposition.

If she takes on Brown in November 2012 she will give her party a chance for revenge against the architect of one of the biggest upsets in recent Senate history. Brown stunned Democrats in 2010 when he won the seat vacated on Kennedy’s death by riding a tide of opposition to Obama’s health care reforms.

The poll gave Warren 43 percent and Brown 39 percent, with the Democrat getting strong support from women, lower income voters and young people, and the Republican maintaining a large lead among independent voters.

ADVERTISEMENT

“These numbers could mean trouble for Scott Brown,” University of Massachusetts political scientist Brian Schaffner said in a statement. “The race is a dead heat and his support is well under 50 percent, which usually means difficulty for an incumbent, especially this far out from Election Day.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2012

Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

Published

on

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

Continue Reading

2012

British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

Published

on

Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

Continue Reading
 

2012

Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

Published

on

President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image