Warren Picks Up NOW Endorsement But Still Trails Brown
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren continues to trail freshman Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, but a new endorsement might give her new support in her fight.
According to two different polls of the race, Brown is leading Warren by at least eight points, even after he took an unpopular stance and voted for the Blunt Amendment to allow religious employers the right to deny birth control coverage and other health policies they found “morally objectionable.”
Surprisingly, despite Brown’s position that “religious freedom” outweighs a woman’s choice and health, Brown is still doing well with female voters, with 50 percent approving of him and only 28 percent disapproving.
However, The National Organization for Women’s political arm has now unveiled its own endorsement of Warren. NOW PAC stated via press release: “Warren is a tough and effective advocate for economic justice. She has inspired countless voters with her frank talk about Wall Street and the predatory financial practices that target so many women and men struggling to make ends meet….Warren is a strong supporter of feminist issues, including reproductive justice, women’s economic security, constitutional equality and equal marriage rights. In addition, she is not only fearless and fiercely intelligent, but also gifted at explaining complex issues in plain language and winning people’s trust. We need Elizabeth Warren (and more women like her) in the United States Senate.”
Warren’s campaign, meanwhile, is undaunted by the new polling. “We’ll let the political pundits debate the polls and watch them go up and down over the course of this campaign,” Warren spokeswoman Alethea Harney said in a statement. “Elizabeth will keep working her heart out to talk to the people of Massachusetts about what she’ll do as their US Senator to help middle class families get ahead.”
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