|3. Speaking of Recounts - Aguiar/Silvia recount today
The recount in the race between Representative Aguiar and Alan Silvia is happening today. According to sources close to the Silvia campaign his lead has increased after un machine read ballots were counted. He now holds a greater than 20 vote lead. The winner of this race will not face a Republican primary. Silvia is the more conservative of the two candidates who ran a campaign against the Beacon Hill Machine, including Speaker Bob DeLeo.
Disclosure: Alan Silvia is a direct mail client of mine.
4. Thing you should like: Karen Barry's Facebook page
While I'm dissapointed in Dan Webster both for the trouble he finds himself in, and for leaving the House, where he has been a consistent conservative voice, I am becoming more optimistic about Karen Barry's chances. Putting together over 700 write-in votes against an incumbent in less than two weeks is a significant feat. She's gotten a late start, and can use all the help you can give her. A good start would be to "LIKE" her Facebook Page.
5. EDubs changing strategy with less than two months to go
When you have a mere two months left to your campaign, it really isn't the time to change strategy. Yet that is exactly what the Boston Globe is reporting the Elizabeth Warren campaign is going to do.
According to top Democratic leaders in Massachusetts, Warren campaign advisers are considering a new strategy that will be aimed at toning down what those leaders call the preachy tone that has dominated her ads until now. Instead, some of the spots would rely more on the voices of voters from all walks of life describing what Warren's supporters say is the warm personality of a popular university professor. They would also zero in on Brown, acknowledging that while he is a likable public figure, he is not the moderate Republican that he makes himself out to be.
Television ads are considered critical to wooing independent voters in one of the most hotly contested Senate races nationwide.
The Warren campaign said Tuesday that no decisions have been made, but advisers conceded they have been feeling pressure regarding the thrust of the media strategy in these final weeks. Warren's team - including media consultant and former Clinton aide Mandy Grunwald and top adviser Doug Rubin - has been huddled in meetings considering options.
I'd love to be a fly on the wall for those meetings, wouldn't you?