Monday, April 15, 2013
Dover-Sherborn voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Monday, April 15
Dover-Sherborn is green and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Dover, 28 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, in Sherborn, it's 37 of every 1,000, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.
Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall. It says he is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. The poll—which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor—showed he has bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name recognition than …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?
Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State. Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race. Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District. *** With Brown out of the running, what Republican …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January. She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told supporters that "defeat is only temporary." As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Sen. John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term. What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Sherborn will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @DoverPatch and commenting on facebook.com/DoverPatch.
LIVE 2012 Sherborn ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Edward Markey Make Dover-Sherborn Patch your source for all the local updates you need around the election. If there's a question you have add it in the comments and we'll find the answer for you. There are 3,036 registered voters in Sherborn. This election, over 400 are absentee ballots. Sherborn people always come out to vote traditionally. Typically they get 92-93% of registered voters to cast a ballot, which makes them one of the tops in the state. More than 800 people voted in Sherborn by 11:!5 a.m., and that is expected to continue throughout the day. Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate …
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Dover will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @DoverPatch and commenting on facebook.com/DoverPatch.
LIVE 2012 DOVER ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Joe Kennedy III Make Dover-Sherborn Patch your source for all the local updates you need around the election. If there's a question you have add it in the comments and we'll find the answer for you. Town Clerk Barrie Clough received special permission from the state to open the polls early. Unlike most towns, Dover started voting at 6 a.m. this morning. With about 4,200 voters registered, including 600 absentees, it's a busy day at the Dover Town House. By 6:35 a.m. 235 voters had already cast their ballots. At 10:20 a.m., that number was up to 1,360 voters. Four years ago, at the last Presidential election, 87% of registered voters cast a ballot. That is expected to be met or…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The two-point lead is well within the poll's margin of error.
The Boston Globe's latest poll shows Republican Senator Scott Brown with a two-point lead over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. That difference is well within the poll's 4.1 percent margin of error. Brown leads Warren 45 percent to 43 percent in the poll. That's a big change from the Globe's September survey, when Warren was up by five, 43-38. The candidates each received multiple endorsements by Massachusetts daily newspapers last week. Brown received nods from the Boston Herald, Cape Cod Times and Quincy Patriot Ledger. Warren, meanwhile, took home endorsements from the Boston Globe and MetroWest Daily News. Warren leads in polling averages calculated by both the conservative-leaning Real Clear Politics and liberal-leaning …
Check out the side-by-side comparison on how the two candidates stack up on the issues.
The final debate between Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren was cancelled because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Some voters viewed the final debate as the last chance to hear from both candidates before making up their minds on who to support. For those voters or for people who want to make sure they are voting for the right person, check out diffen.com for a side by side comparison. The website compares the candidates’ stances on many issues, including healthcare, immigration, gay rights, gun control and national security. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.