- "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." - Dr. Samuel Johnson
Tag Archives: People’s Pledge
Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Big Brawl Edition)
New joke: The hardwatching staff went to a hockey game, and a US Senate race broke out. Right before last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals began, there was a TV-spot smackdown between Senate hopefuls Ed Markey (D-Combover) … Continue reading
The Empty Suit & The Empty Chair
Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey, the emptiest suit on Capitol Hill, has finally met his match in an empty chair he’s using to represent his U.S. Senate opponent, Gabriel Gomez. From Shira Schoenberg’s report in the Springfield Republican: Democrat Ed Markey … Continue reading
Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge Gives Special Interests More Clout
Among any number of things former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown regrets about his loss to Elizabeth Warren last fall, quite possibly the biggest is taking the People’s Pledge – an agreement between the two candidates to discourage outside advertising by … Continue reading
Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge: On The Ledge?
It’s starting to look like the People’s Pledge Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch authored – to bar third-party advertising campaigns from the Democratic primary for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry – might be in danger of … Continue reading
Scott Brown Not The Brightest Bulb In The Vanity Mirror
Subhead: He’s a bit of a stiff, too. Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-$$$) made his Fox News debut on Sean Hannity’s show last night, and it has received decidedly mixed reviews in the local dailies. Boston Globe: Scott Brown makes … Continue reading
Hey, Does THIS Violate The People’s Pledge?
From our False Alarm desk: An outfit called United Steelworkers Political Action Fund has released what it describes as “Shame on You, Scott Brown :30 TV.” But it’s not actually a TV ad. According to a press release published … Continue reading
Brown/Warren Senate Race: We’re Number Ugliest! (II)
First, as the hardworking staff duly noted the other day, it was the Daily Beast and MSNBC’s First Read. Now it’s BuzzFeed: The Ugliest Campaign In America A plan to keep it civil has backfired badly in Massachusetts. Scott Brown … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bill Burton, Buzzfeed, Daily Beast, Elizabeth Warren, Karl Rove, MSNBC First Read, People's Pledge, Scott Brown 9 Comments
Hedging On The People’s Pledge?
Big takeout yesterday by Yahoo! News on the six-month anniversary of the Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren People’s Pledge (via ABC’s OTUS): Outside money ban in Massachusetts Senate race is working, but at what price? What’s one way to blunt the effects … Continue reading
Hey – Does This Validate The People’s Pledge?
The hardworking staff has been bird-dogging the People’s Pledge to keep independent expenditure groups out of the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (R-Have You Met My Wife?) and challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Indian Giver). Yet another indication that it’s … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS, Elizabeth Warren, Morning Score, People's Pledge, Politico, Scotrt Brown 3 Comments
Is The People’s Pledge Actually Working?
The agreement between incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Not Native American) and his likely challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Likely Not Native American) to curb independent political expenditures from their campaigns – a.k.a. the People’s Pledge – has met with skepticism across … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Elizabeth Warren, Morning Score, People's Pledge, Politico, Scott Brown, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Leave a comment