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Massachusetts Senate race update: Scott Brown in dead heat with Fauxcahontas

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By Doug Powers  •  June 2, 2012 04:57 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The Cherokee controversy doesn’t seem to have put any permanent dent in support for Dances With Identity Theft. Remember though that we’re talking about Massachusetts here, meaning the only thing that could really hurt Warren’s support at this point would be if word got out that she was 1/32nd Republican.

From Politico:

Suffolk University had a poll last week showing Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren separated by only 1 point in the Massachusetts. Today, two more surveys have the race too close to call: the Boston Globe has Brown up 2 points, while the Western New England University Polling Institute has Warren ahead by the same margin.

Brown’s approval rating is very healthy in both polls (60 percent in the Globe poll and 51 percent in Western New England University’s poll), but the race is deadlocked as Democrats move toward Warren in the very liberal state. In the Globe survey, the whole issue of Warren’s claimed Native American ancestry doesn’t appear to have worked a dramatic change on the campaign.

Fortunately for Warren, any support the Cherokee flap has cost her is being offset by the state’s sizable “moms who nurse while taking the bar exam” voting bloc.

Warren had been facing a primary challenge, but that has been put down:

To resounding cheers and applause, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren walked away from the state party’s convention in Springfield as the official Democratic candidate to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in November.

“We’ve been endorsing candidates this way for 30 years and we’ve never had a candidate get 86 percent of the delegates votes,” said party Chair John Walsh of the 15 percent threshold needed to appear on the party’s primary ballot.

With Warren shattering the record and preventing Marisa DeFranco from getting the 15 percent support she needed, the immigration attorney’s candidacy now effectively ends.

Clearly there aren’t many Cherokee delegates.

**Written by Doug Powers

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