2012 Mass. Senate Race

Stories about the Brown-Warren Senate election in 2012.

Pollster: Warren Cutting Into Brown’s Lead Among Independent Voters

October 24, 2012
Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, left, and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren wave to the audience prior to a debate sponsored by the Boston Herald at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP)

Brown needs a larger percentage of unenrolled voters to back him in order to take the lead, MassINC’s Steven Koczela says.

Analyst: Warren’s Lead In WBUR Poll Not A Safe One

October 24, 2012

WBUR’s political analyst give their take on the latest WBUR poll numbers, which puts Warren ahead of Brown, 48 to 43 percent.

WBUR Poll: Warren Leads Brown By 5

October 24, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren (AP)

Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren leads Republican U.S. Sen Scott Brown, 48 to 43 percent.

Warren Vows Independence If Elected To U.S. Senate

October 23, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigns at the Puerto Rico Bakery in Springfield Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Elizabeth Warren talks about what she would bring to Capitol Hill if she’s elected to the Senate.

Brown Counters Warren’s Charges That He Votes Against Women

October 23, 2012
Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown speaks during a campaign event at Stachey's Pizza in North Andover Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Elizabeth Warren’s critique of Sen. Scott Brown on women’s issues is part of her campaign to persuade voters that this race is about which party controls the Senate.

U.S. Senate Candidates Back On Campaign Trail

October 22, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren (AP)

Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren continue their push with just over two weeks to go before Election Day.

Health Care A Pivotal Issue In Senate Race

October 21, 2012
(Seth Wenig/AP)

Despite the fact that Massachusetts provided the blueprint for President Obama’s federal health care law, debate over that signature piece of legislation continues to loom large.

Brown, Warren Campaign With McCain, Cleland

October 20, 2012
Arizona Sen. John McCain campaigns on behalf of Sen. Scott Brown in Melrose on Saturday. (Rachel Rohr/WBUR)

Veterans’ issues took center stage Saturday at rallies for both U.S. Senate candidates in Massachusetts.

Warren Spending More Than Brown In U.S. Senate Race

October 19, 2012

Warren spent $13 million from Aug. 18 through the end of September, while Brown spent nearly $9 million.

U.S. Senate Race: Warren Pulls In $12M, Brown $7.5M In 3Q

October 15, 2012

Warren’s campaign has now raised more than $35 million to date, while Brown’s campaign has topped $24 million.

Sen. Brown To Donate Funds From Pharmacy To Charity

October 11, 2012

The senator says he’ll donate campaign donations he received from executives at the compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis.

Analysis: Brown, Warren Face Off In 3rd Debate

October 11, 2012

WBUR’s political analysts take a look at Wednesday’s U.S. Senate debate and ahead to Thursday’s vice presidential debate.

Brown Nervous And Snarky; Warren Confident And Tough

October 11, 2012

With a modest audience, WBUR’s Democratic analyst says it’s unlikely the debate moved the needle on the polling scale.

Brown Does Slightly Better Than Warren In Debate, But Not Enough To Change The Race

October 10, 2012

WBUR’s analyst scores the latest U.S. Senate debate on his new DIY scorecard.

U.S. Sen. Brown, Warren Spar In 3rd Debate

October 10, 2012
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren speaks during a debate with Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in Springfield Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The two talked almost entirely about policy during their third debate in Massachusetts’ closely watched U.S. Senate race.

Video, Chat Transcript: U.S. Senate Debate

October 10, 2012
senate debate

Follow along as Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren square off in their third televised debate.

New DIY Scorecard For Brown-Warren Debate

October 10, 2012

WBUR’s analyst unveils a new scorecard with the political criteria that most pundits use in analysis.

Sen. Brown, Warren Gear Up For 3rd Debate

October 10, 2012

The debate takes place at Springfield Symphony Hall at 7 p.m. It’s the only debate in the western part of the state.

With Senate Debate, Focus Turns To Western Mass.

October 10, 2012

Western Massachusetts may only have an eighth of the state’s voters, but those voters are paying close attention to the U.S. Senate race.

Brown Won't Release Full Client List, Aides Say

October 09, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign officials refused to make his client list public, demanding Elizabeth Warren release a full client list first.

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