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Warren Mines Hollywood Cash to Seize Back Kennedy’s Senate Seat From Brown


Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown drives a GMC pickup while Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has a hybrid Ford SUV. She rakes in Hollywood cash. He draws on Wall Street. He calls her elitist. She brands him extremist.

In what’s shaping up to be the costliest Senate race in Massachusetts history, at a projected $40 million, Brown, 52, and Warren, 62, are waging what Boston University mass communication professor John Carroll calls “a war of imagery” to win votes.

It’s a battle fought in terms of association, Carroll said. “She’s trying to paint him as politically out of step and he’s trying to paint her as culturally out of step.”

Senate control may hinge on the outcome, says Stuart Rothenberg, a nonpartisan political analyst in Washington. The Tea Party-fueled capture of the seat long held by Democrat Ted Kennedy in January 2010 prefaced a Republican resurgence to seize the U.S. House later that year. Brown is now seeking a full term and Warren — the Harvard Law School professor passed over by President Barack Obama to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she helped create — has one of the best shots to take back what her party lost, Rothenberg said.




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4 comments on “Warren Mines Hollywood Cash to Seize Back Kennedy’s Senate Seat From Brown
  1. Elizabeth says:

    About 80% of Brown's funds come from residents. About 70% of Warren’s is coming from out of state.
    This is likely nancy pelosi's definition of ''grassroots'' support.

    Apparently it's perfectly OK for out of state democrats to buy a state election, but dems would squawk and squeal if republicans tried the same.

  2. Raymond says:

    The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

    I ordered a burger at McDonald's, and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

    CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

    If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you have to call them and ask if they mean you or them.

    Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

    McDonald's is selling the 1/4 'ouncer'.

    Parents in Beverly Hills and Malibu are firing their nannies and learning their children's names.

    A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

    Hillary took her stockbroker hunting.

    Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

    The Mafia is laying off judges.

    BP Oil laid off 25 Congressmen.

    Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

    And, finally…

    I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, and our bleak future, that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was connected to a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck..

  3. Ellen says:

    I think the good people of Massachusetts are as sick and tired of these MARXIST RADICALS in office as we are. Warren is past of the ohomo regime!

  4. Ellen says:

    sorry, part of!