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Warren Picks Up NOW Endorsement But Still Trails Brown

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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1:08PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

I ask that all residents of Massachusetts stand behind Elizabeth Warren, not do allow your state to miss such a unique opportunity. She is extremely talented, one of the few occasions where you can be assured that you will be represented by...one of our own, one of the people, the 99%.

5:49AM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

This is one of the most frightening things in political news today. That a woman of intelligence, integrity, and willingness to work for the people is not appreciated and supported makes me despair for the future of our country.
The other is that Dennis Kucinich LOST, and one comment tossed off was that he wasn't a viable candidate because of his physical stature!! Brains, compassion for the people of this country, experience, a track record that is stellar - none of this matters! It's his looks!
We w i l l get the government we deserve and the prospect is dire.

11:53AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

My wife and I were born and raised in Massachusetts, prior to moving to California. What the hell are the voters thinking in Massachusetts. Were they not always the most educated of the voting bloc? Apparently that is no longer the case ! I would expect that of Georgia, but not Massachusetts !!

Signed,

Paul

11:00PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

We need to get her on national TV more on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, etc and FSTV Thom Hartmann

9:03PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I love this woman! I wish we could have her for California! I hope to see her run as a Presidential candidate in 2016! Elizabeth Warren/Al Franken, would be my dream ticket!

7:58PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

This could be a real "occupy" election featuring people power vs. Wall Street as Brown is the most popular senator with Wall Street in terms of financing, while Warren is trying to mobilize people with an economic populist message.

6:03PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Your so wrong Elizabeth I would love it if my state was all democrates because what the Republicans have done to my state is archaic.

6:00PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

If this bright intelligent woman can't win in a liberal state we are all in big trouble. She is an breathe of fresh air and honest as the day is long. We sure don't see much of that these days.

5:49PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Remember the book about what the trouble was in kansas. What the hell is the trouble in Mass.? What happened to the progressive people of that state?

4:17PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

About 70% of Warren’s money is coming from out of state. Warren is a bought and paid for democratic ideologue. In contrast, about 80 percent of Brown's funds come from residents.

There is nothing healthy about a one party rule, and that's what MA is.
It's good for members of both parties to be represented.
I'm sure that none of you would like it if your state was 127 (R) - 33 (D) in the House,
and 35(R) - 4(D) in senate.



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