Week In Review: Warren DNA Test, Governor's Race, Ballot Question 2

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Screenshot from "Elizabeth Warren's Native American Heritage" video. (YouTube)
Screenshot from "Elizabeth Warren's Native American Heritage" video. (YouTube)

The fallout continues over Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test. Warren released a video Monday saying the test proves she has Native American ancestry and disproves President Trump's criticism of her family lore.

But the test has provoked strong criticism from both Republicans, Democrats and even the Cherokee Nation, which called Warren's test "inappropriate."

Was this video a miscalculation by her campaign?

Plus, we talk about the effectiveness of gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez's hits on Gov. Charlie Baker for his backing of GOP Senate candidate Geoff Diehl. Also, who fared best on the ballot Questions 2 and 3 debates on Radio Boston?


Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute and head of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm. He tweets @charliechieppo.

Arline Isaacson, political consultant and co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.

This segment aired on October 19, 2018.


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