In 2010, Massachusetts lost their long time US Senator Ted Kennedy to a fatal brain tumor. A special election was held to fill Kennedy’s senate seat for the remainder of this term. In a surprise to everyone, Republican state Senator Scott Brown defeated Massachusetts Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Kennedy’s term, filled by Brown, ends January 3, 2013. Incumbent Scott Brown is running for re-election against Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren is a Harvard Law School professor whose specialty is American bankruptcy law, which seems only appropriate for the Democratic economic condition of America. Last September, Warren was appointed to President Barack Obama’s newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Prior to this she served as the chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel also established by Obama.
In such a heated contest, one would expect the candidates to be busy campaigning within their home state of which they want to represent in the US Senate. However, Warren was recently in Hollywood, California trying to raise funds for her Massachusetts campaign. It was announced that she will be back in Hollywood for another fund raiser on March 1. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her returning to the liberals of Hollywood several more times before the November election takes place.
But it begs the question of why someone running for office in Massachusetts has to go to California to raise campaign funds. Does that indicate that she does not have enough support in her own state that she has to start begging for money clear across the nation? One can only hope that this is true.
I would just like to ask Elizabeth Warren one question: If you can’t raise enough support in your own state, how do you expect to get elected?