From our Everything That Rises Must Converge desk:
The Massachusetts U.S. Senate race is heating up, starting with this radio bakeoff between incumbent Scott Brown (R-Regular Guy) and presumptive challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Regular Gal).
It’s all about the current contraception rumpus in D.C. according to the Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence blog:
US Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren both hit the radio waves [Thursday] with new advertisements highlighting their positions in the debate over whether religious-affiliated organizations sponsoring health plans should have to provide contraception coverage.
Brown’s spot “highlights his support for [an] amendment which would allow all employers to deny medical coverage based on moral objections. He calls it a religious freedom issue, ‘one of our most precious rights.'”
Compare ‘n’ contrast that with Warren’s spot, which “refers to a recent Congressional hearing about birth control that had no women testifying as an example that ‘Washington really doesn’t get it.'”
Who the hell knows?
In other words, politics as usual.
(Tip o’ the pixel to NECN’s Broadside.)