2012 Mass. Senate Race

Stories about the Brown-Warren Senate election in 2012.

WBUR Poll: Brown Leads Warren By 4 Points

October 09, 2012

A new WBUR poll finds a turn in the U.S. Senate race. Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown now leads his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, 47 to 43 percent.

New Warren Ads Defend Legal Work In Asbestos Case

October 08, 2012

In one ad, the widow of an asbestos victim credits Warren for going “all the way to the Supreme Court to try to get more money for asbestos victims.”

Elizabeth Warren Vs. The Gish Gallop

October 08, 2012

Elizabeth Warren and her campaign must use this week’s debate to begin to wrest control of the terms of this race from Sen. Scott Brown.

Poll Shows Warren Leading Brown, Negative Ratings Up

October 07, 2012

A new poll shows negative ads may be affecting the both candidates running for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Tea Party Activists Again Backing Brown

October 07, 2012

Tea party activists are again supporting Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown this election, even though many aren’t thrilled with some of his votes over the past two years.

Black Ministers In Boston Endorse Warren

October 05, 2012

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren received the endorsement of a group of black ministers in Boston on Thursday.

Weld Endorses Brown; Caroline Kennedy Endorses Warren

October 05, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown speaks with reporters as former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld looks on after Weld endorsed Brown in Boston Friday. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The U.S. Senate candidates are touting dueling endorsements.

Is Mass. Liberal Enough To Vote For Warren?

October 04, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, left, greets supporters during a campaign stop at a senior center in Medford Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Gender could prove a persuasive undercurrent in Elizabeth Warren’s challenge of incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown Claims Warren Is Practicing Without Law License

October 03, 2012

Warren has been a counsel on cases before the Supreme Court and federal appeals courts.

Independent, First-Time Voters Weigh In On Brown-Warren Debate

October 02, 2012
Mike Ierardi, left, in his family room with his twin brother Alec, center, and their friend Jack Niemoller, right. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

Eighteen-year-old Alec Ierardi and his twin brother Mike are unenrolled voters who will be casting their ballots for the first time in November.

Grading The Candidates In The Senate Debate: Scott Brown A-, Elizabeth Warren B-

October 01, 2012

Filling out his do-it-yourself scorecard, our Republican analyst finds U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won the second debate against his challenger, Elizabeth Warren.

Brown Won Because Warren Didn't Pounce

October 01, 2012

The good news: Warren will get better. The bad news: If she doesn’t, Brown will get away with not paying a price for being a Republican in a state where the GOP candidate for president is going to get creamed.

Brown, Warren Spar In 2nd Debate For U.S. Senate Seat

October 01, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown answers a question during a debate against challenger Elizabeth Warren Monday at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Facing the candidates is moderator David Gregory. (AP/The Boston Herald, Pool)

It was an hour of parrying, jabs of humor and testiness.

Video, Chat Transcript: U.S. Senate Debate

October 01, 2012

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

Brown, Warren Prep For 2nd Debate

October 01, 2012

The debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday night at the University of Lowell and is co-sponsored by the school and the Boston Herald.

Warren Maintains Narrow Lead In Latest WBUR Senate Poll

October 01, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren prepare for their first debate with moderator Jon Keller on Sept. 20 in Boston. (AP)

As the candidates prepare for their second debate Monday, a WBUR poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading Sen. Scott Brown, 46 to 44 percent.

Voters Taking Closer Looks At Brown, Warren

September 30, 2012

With 37 days left until the election, the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is very close as the candidates prepare to debate for a second time Monday night.

Brown, Warren Trade Charges Of Third-Party Involvement

September 29, 2012

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, traded barbs Saturday over allegations that they both illegally worked with outside political groups.

Warren Has One Important Task At 2nd Debate

September 29, 2012

Our Democratic analyst says during Monday night’s debate, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren needs to emphasize that her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown, is a Republican.

Mass. Dems, GOP File Competing FEC Complaints

September 28, 2012

The competing complaints charge that the Brown and Warren campaigns illegally coordinated with outside groups on attack calls and mailings.

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