A former top political adviser to President Barack Obama called the Democratic loss in Florida’s special congressional race “a screaming siren,” warning that the party needs to do more to motivate supporters in November’s nationwide elections.
Some Democrats are urging Victoria Reggie Kennedy , the widow of the late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy , to try to win back her late husband’s Senate seat from the Republicans, the Washington Post reported .
Republican Senator Scott Brown called Washington politicians “pigs at a trough” while Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren tied him to an attack on the late Edward Kennedy as “Public Enemy No. 1” during their third debate in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Martha Coakley, a Democrat, is seeking to become governor of Massachusetts, beginning a series of campaign events three years after Republican Scott Brown beat her in a U.S. Senate contest that she was favored to win.