elections 2012

5:25 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Connecticut Supreme Court Sides With GOP on Ballot Line Issue

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with state Republicans, agreeing their candidates should appear on the top line of the November election ballot.

In a unanimous decision posted Wednesday, the justices agreed state law requires Republican candidates to be placed on the top line.

The GOP took Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to court after she denied their request to change the order of the ballot.

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4:17 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Staff members for US Sen. Scott Brown war whoop in video

US Senator Scott Brown

Staff members for GOP U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and the Massachusetts Republican Party are seen shouting war whoops and performing tomahawk chops in a new video.

The actions are an apparent reference to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage.

A Massachusetts Republican party spokesman confirmed one of its field coordinators, Brad Garnett, is seen leading whoops and making tomahawk gestures.

State Democratic officials identified another individual making tomahawk motions as Jack Richard, a member of Brown's US Senate office.

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4:13 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Scott Brown accuses Elizabeth Warren of hypocrisy over legal work

Elizabeth Warren

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren once did legal work for a company that was fighting a federal mandate to pay additional money into a health care fund for retired coal miners. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Published reports Tuesday said Warren was paid about $10,000 in the 1990s to work on a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of LTV Steel, which was emerging from bankruptcy.

The 1992 federal Coal Act required companies to pay into a fund for long-term health care of retired miners and their families.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:25 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Question of the Day - Romney video?

What do you make of the video that surfaced Monday showing Mitt Romney dismissing President Barack Obama’s supporters as people who take no responsibility for their livelihoods and who think they are entitled to government handouts?

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Jesse Ventura

We speak with former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, about party politics and his most recent book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:20 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Decided voter?

Election Day is just seven weeks away, and the President and Governor Romney are working to convince swing voters -- and swing states -- to support them. Our Question of the Day: have you already made up your mind, and if not, what could change it before you vote?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 3

Redistricting means even incumbents are new to voters in November. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth discusses a variety of issues important to the electorate with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

New England News
5:06 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Franklin County, MA Register of Deeds Cleans Out Desk

Joseph Gochinksi, Franklin County Register of Deeds

The Franklin County Register of Deeds has cleaned out his office and hasn't shown up for work since he lost last week's re-election bid, but says he's just taking vacation. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Joseph Gochinski cleaned out his office over the weekend without telling anyone and no one has seen him at work since. The one-term Democrat lost Thursday's primary to Scott Cote.

Cathy Winseck, deputy assistant register, tells The Recorder of Greenfield she and other staff found his office cleaned out when they came in Monday.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth - Part 1

November is quickly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she is busy campaigning in the new 18th district.

New England News
4:49 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

MA Senate Candidates Spar Over Jobs Numbers

A weak jobs report is providing fodder for Massachusetts’ contested U.S. Senate race, with each candidate using the numbers to fault their rival. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Republican Senator Scott Brown says the addition of just 96,000 jobs across the country in August shows the economy is weighed down by skyrocketing debt and the threat of tax hikes.

He says his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren would make the problem worse by pushing for higher taxes.

Warren faults Brown for voting against bills she says would have supported thousands of jobs in Massachusetts.

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