|3. Poll puts Brown up by 6
A Kimball Counsulting poll has Scott Brown up by 6 Points.
According to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of registered voters in Massachusetts, Senator Scott Brown has a 6 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (49 percent to 43 percent) with 9 percent undecided. The figure is just within the survey's 4 percent margin of error.
President Obama continues to hold a double digit lead over former Massachusetts Mitt Romney (52 percent to 41 percent) with 7 percent undecided. Poll results are based on a sample of respondents most likely to vote in November.
"Senator Brown is winning decisively among independents but Warren still has a chance to come back. The data suggest that for Warren to close the gap it may be time for her to change
her emphasis, from the cost of education to job creation" said Spencer Kimball, Political Consultant and President of Kimball Political Consulting. "Romney, on the other hand, needs to
repair his image in the Commonwealth where 54 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable
opinion of him. However, his choice of Paul Ryan may help him with defining the deficit as the most important issue for voters and help his support among a strong Irish Catholic voting bloc
in the bay state."
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4. MassGOP National Committeewoman blasts Paul Ryan pick
The outgoing committeewoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party is not happy with Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as VP, according to the Boston Herald.
She also expressed some reservations about Romney's vice presidential pick of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
"I think the Ryan choice was an interesting choice," said Dow, who added she doesn't agree with Ryan's positions on abortion.
"Not everyone is perfect, but we're going to need a well-balanced ticket. You have to look at the total picture.
5. Massachusetts Liberty Alternate Delegate Blog
One of the alternate delegates to the convention from the Liberty slate is blogging her experiences. You can view it here.
First a little background as to why I wanted to be a delegate. For the last several years I have been really frustrated with government not only in my own state of Massachusetts but also with the Federal Government. Passage of the Patriot Act and then the bailouts were the final straws for me. Our freedoms are being taken from us and our money policy is unsound. When the Tea Party started I was really excited and thought that maybe finally here is a group that I could relate to and they could relate to me. It wasn't quite the fit I was looking for.
In 2010, I visited the home of Thomas Jefferson; Monticello. It was here I could learn about my favorite President and the importance he played in our country's government. Jefferson was sort of an enigma in the sense that in The Declaration of Independance he wrote '...that all MEN are created equal' and yet he owned many slaves at that time. I can relate to Jefferson because like him I am an avid gardner and inventor. It was also good to learn that he freed his slaves at the end of his life. At the end of the tour, I found myself at Jefferson's grave. Immediately I felt humbled and dropped to my knees to pray. I prayed for our country most of all.
Later that year, I got involved in Scott Brown's campaign and that really seemed to light my fire. After all, he was running in a special election and should he win, he would put the Senate Republicans over the top to defeat the healthcare bill. I phone banked all the time. I even met Scott and had my picture taken with him. It gave me energy to talk to like minded people. I attended the rally he had in Worcester at Mechanics Hall. WOW! What a blast that was. Tea Party people from all over the country had come here for that. You couldn't move on the street. As a volunteer I could have been on the stage behind Scott. Instead I chose to be part of the audience. It was truly electrifying. Watch Rally for the People's Seat