As we are only 46 days until election day many of us have become consumed by the latest developments in the Presidential race. What is going on the in the Middle East, how is the economy looking, are job numbers up or down, how will President Obama or Romney react. These are just some of the questions that are discussed around the water cooler. However once race that is starting to capture national exposure is the Massachusetts Senate race.
The incumbent, first term Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), hold the traditionally Senate seat occupied by the late Ted Kennedy for 46 years and his brother, Jack Kennedy, before him. Scott Brown was able to beat Martha the seat 52% to 47% in the 2010 special election by riding the wave of angry Tea Party voters over the Health Care Reform
Scott Brown has found a new group to back him up, the Financial Sector. While he may not be an ally of the Wall Street big money this group of people are backing him up to ensure his challenger, Elizabeth Warren is kept of office. Warren ran the Tarp Oversight Panel and helped construct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Wall Street is not happy about.
While both side have agreed to discourage outside ad spending Elizabeth Warren has become one of the most successful senate fundraises this cycle by bringing in more than $28 million for her campaign. Scott Brown has raised $19 million.
On today’s show we spoke to David Bernstein, Boston Phoenix Political Reporter, about the debate last night and a look ahead to the election.