Elizabeth Warren passes Scott Brown in polls

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    Elizabeth Warren passes Scott Brown in polls

    (NECN: Alison King) - He's the most popular politician in Massachusetts and for months Republican Senator Scott Brown has been leading the pack of democratic challengers -- until Elizabeth Warren arrived on the scene last week.

    The latest poll shows Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren with a slight edge over Scott Brown, 46-44 percent.
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    This should be in the congress section.
     
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    It's over a year before any Senatorial election. We care about this, why exactly?
     
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    OMG omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg!

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    Elizabeth Warren!!!
     
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    Not with the mood of this country, good luck, but when a New York district went GOP for the 1st time since 1923 it should give you pause not to get your liberal hopes too high.
     
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    Yeah, in the wake of a scandal that made national headlines.

    Don't cream your shorts yet. Democrats are actually leading in generic congressional at the moment.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Generic Congressional Vote
     
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    Impressive. I haven't really been following this, but it seems from such a quick bump that Warren must be a more aggressive campaigner than Coakley was.

    As to why we should care about this: Warren and Brown are both already national figures, the seat has symbolic importance as the Kennedy seat, and it's one of the few pickups the DSCC is going for in what will otherwise be a very difficult cycle for them. That's more than enough to interest political junkies, such as the original poster and yours truly.
     
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    Understatement of the day.

    Scott Brown is in trouble.

    But if he decides to run against Kerry when he's up or if he runs for Governor he will get my vote.
     
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    And it's over a year until the Presidential election....

    If you don't care about these things why do you come here?
     
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    A Warren victory would be zero surprise to me. Scott Brown is likely to face national criticism from his own side of the aisle as he's not Conservative enough for the national scene. In Massachusetts he's too far to the Right. This should be an easy pick up for the Democrats.

    What'll be telling is who lines up to endorse him. Anyone that lines up to endorse him from the GOP is risking losing his Conservative street cred. The only folks I can see endorsing him are the Rockefeller Republican types that always have an eye on the big picture, and those guys have about zero pull with the Rank and File GOP these days.
     

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