Nicholas P. Fandos
Students from the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition pose outside of Scott Brown’s office after urging him to endorse an effort to block proposed funding cuts to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Dressed in Super Man-themed attire and wielding signs and posters, a dozen protesters urged Brown to “be our hero” and sign a “Dear Colleague” letter, encouraging fellow senators to preserve funding levels for PEPFAR. A proposed “Dear Colleague” letter has garnered some support from Democrats, but Brown would be the first Republican to formally back the initiative.
For the third consecutive quarter, Warren outpaced Brown, who raised a more modest $3.4 million.
Massachusetts Congressional candidate Sean Bielat raised roughly $175,000 in the first quarter of 2012, according to a campaign spokesperson. The numbers, while still an estimate, push the Fourth District Republican contender over the $200,000 mark with the election still seven months away.
In accordance with the national attention focused on the race, experts expect it to be one of the most expensive Senate campaigns this year as well.
Congressional candidate Joseph P. Kennedy III ventured out of the Fourth Congressional District Tuesday night to make a campaign stop of sorts at Winthrop House, where he was the inaugural speaker in the Perini-Woods Memorial Speaker Series. His address, part campaign stump speech, part motivational charge, called on young people to become politically engaged and help turn the country around.
A group of Warren supporters from the Massachusetts College Democrats wave to passers-by and solicit honks of approval at the conner of Boylston and Tremont Street in downtown Boston on Saturday afternoon.
Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren delivered the keynote address at the College Democrats of Massachusetts’ annual convention.
With the first fiscal quarter of 2012 drawing to a close on Saturday, Massachusetts’s leading political campaigns have spent much of the past few weeks scrambling to raise last-minute funds and boost what will be their first financial reports since January.
The seemingly contradictory intersection between the campaigns points to what has been an important, though at times fraught, relationship between the President and his former advisor.
Boston lawyer Jim C. King announced that he would bow out of the contest for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, ending a campaign that struggled from its start to mount any serious challenge to frontrunner Elizabeth Warren.
Facebook co-founder Christopher R. Hughes ’06 announced Friday that he had purchased a majority stake in The New Republic, a magazine owned and edited for 35 years by former Harvard lecturer Martin “Marty” H. Peretz.
Elizabeth Childs announced that she had earned the endorsement of four high-profile female politicians for the Republican nomination for Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District seat.
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