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BOSTON (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is throwing his support behind fellow Republican and Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez. ( 06/14/2013 12:48 PM )
As national Democrats have opened their wallets to support Senate nominee Edward J. Markey, GOP rival Gabriel E. Gomez's campaign has longed for such assistance from the Republican party. Meanwhile, the GOP figure perhaps most popular in Massachusetts, former Senator Scott P. Brown, has been largely off-stage. Brown, who opted earlier this year against seeking the seat himself, has not lent Gomez's campaign the star wattage that accrues a former US senator who three years ago pulled off a historic upset. On Thursday, Brown said he had contributed to Gomez's campaign, assisted with fundraising, and already voted absentee for Gomez, in anticipation of spending Election Day in his role as a FOX NEWS contributor. ( 06/13/2013 6:08 PM )
First Lady Michelle Obama, who is headlining a fundraiser for Democratic Senate hopeful Edward J. Markey Wednesday, will also visit with victims of the Boston Marathon bombings she met last month, according to the White House. The first lady met patients at Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital while she was in Massachusetts with the President on April 18, three days after the bombing. The White House did not provide details of the locations she will visit on Wednesday. In addition to the Boston fundraiser, the first lady will also attend two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee in New York City late in the day Wednesday. ( 05/28/2013 5:56 PM )
WASHINGTON -- Nearly five months into her tenure, after one of the most closely watched elections in the country, Elizabeth Warren has begun to demonstrate her approach in the Senate: a calibrated strategy that involves keeping quiet on many issues while using her popularity with liberal activists for bursts of attention on select causes. The Democrat from Massachusetts has avoided using her megaphone on many of the hot topics in Washington -- immigration, the IRS scandal, the war on terror -- instead focusing on financial regulation, middle class debt burden, and home-state issues such as the fishing industry. She is certainly fanning her celebrity in the liberal activist community to further her agenda. But she is using her voice for pinpoint strikes, rather than declarations of war. ( 05/26/2013 1:35 AM )
Senator Elizabeth Warren, two months after starting to shop a book proposal, has found a publisher. Henry Holt and Company, one of the oldest publishers in the country, announced that it had obtained the rights to publish the book, which it characterized as telling both "Senator Warren's improbable rise from a working class family in Oklahoma to the United States Senate," as well as providing "a rousing call for protecting the middle class." ( 05/22/2013 5:00 PM )