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Christie Travels To MA to Back Brown

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie became the latest out-of-state politician to lend a hand in the hard-fought Massachusetts U.S. Senate race on Wednesday, when he endorsed U.S. Senator Scott Brown at a rally in Watertown.


Harvard Democrats Face Choice: Massachusetts or New Hampshire

A razor thin lead for President Barack Obama in New Hampshire and a Massachusetts Senate race that is too close to call have Harvard College politicos racing to Nov. 6, forced to decide where to invest their diminishing time and resources.

State Politics

Women's Issues Key in Massachusetts Senate Race

With only two weeks until election day, women’s issues have become the latest and perhaps final flashpoint in Massachusetts’s much-watched U.S. Senate race, providing insight into both campaigns’ strategy and encapsulating much of the derision that has characterized the contest thus far.


Young People Disillusioned by Political Climate, IOP Survey Shows

President Barack Obama’s lead among young people age 18 to 29 has increased slightly since March to 19 percentage points with less than three weeks until election day, according to a new survey by Harvard’s Institute of Politics released Wednesday morning.


Financial Aid Stakes High in November Election

The federal government’s approach to higher education funding, particularly student financial aid, could change significantly with November’s presidential election, potentially altering the way millions of students think about and pay for college.


Brown, Warren Announce Mounting Fundraising Figures

U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren announced that they had raised $7.45 million and $12.1 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2012.


Mitt Romney's First Race

Before he was the Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney ran a race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts and lost. That campaign against Edward M. Kennedy '56-'58 in 1994 was his first foray into politics, but it was not the business mogul's first race. That distinction belongs to a very different type of race: a prep school cross country race during Romney's senior year at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a 1994 Crimson profile of Romney shows.


Warren, Brown Split on Party Lines in Third Debate

The hour-long debate at Springfield’s Symphony Hall hinged on the candidates’ ideological differences over job creation and the federal government’s role in it.



The Harvard College Republicans traveled to suburban Massachusetts to canvass for U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Congressional candidate Richard R. Tisei.


Tonight's Warren Brown Debate

With two debates behind them and less than a month till election day, U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren will face off once again tonight in Springfield for the penultimate debate in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.

Harvard Republican Club

College Republicans Go Door-to-Door

On this quiet mid-October afternoon, about a dozen Harvard and Boston University Republicans are canvassing for U.S. Senator Scott Brown and 6th District Congressional candidate Richard R. Tisei—both moderate Republicans.


In Advertisement, Retired Athletes Endorse Scott Brown

Several retired Boston athletes became the latest group to endorse U.S. Senator Scott Brown in his reelection campaign for Massachusetts’ junior Senate seat in a new television advertisement released Wednesday.

City Politics

Brown and Warren Spar in Debate

LOWELL, Mass.—Flushing out campaign trail accusations and platform promises, U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren disagreed on job creation, tax policy, and immigration reform Monday during the second debate for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.

Jill E. Stein
City Politics

From the Margins, Stein Seeks to Change Policy Discourse

In early August, a crowd of protesters began gathering outside the downtown Philadelphia offices of the Federal National Mortgage Association. There were about 50 protesters outside the offices by 1 p.m. lobbying peacefully for the embattled mortgage lender to drop two foreclosure cases, according to local media reports.


Brown and Warren to Debate Tonight

Since meeting head to head for the first time this fall, U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren will debate for a second time tonight in Lowell, Mass.