Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Nomination, Avoids Primary

Embattled Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren won’t face a primary after all for the right to take on Scott Brown in the fall.

According to MassLive.com, Warren received some 96% of delegate votes today at the state’s Democrat convention today, thereby short-circuiting a potential primary challenge from immigration lawyer Marisa DeFranco. Party leaders apparently circled the wagons to avoid the possibility of a divisive primary. Officials claim that Warren won more votes from delegates than any Democrat candidate for statewide office ever.

The Boston Herald reports that Marisa DeFranco wasn’t pleased with the outcome:

DeFranco said she was frustrated that the Democratic process was cut short.“The primary process exists. If we don’t want to have a primary, shut it down,” said DeFranco…

Current polling suggests that Warren and Brown, the GOP incumbent, are neck-and-neck, but Democrats are whistling past the graveyard if they think the controversy over Warren’s unproven Native American heritage is going away. On Thursday, for example, she finally admitted for the first time that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was of Cherokee decent. Questions are also being raised as to whether her claim that her parents eloped because her father’s family objected to her mother’s Native American heritage is accurate.


The Boston Herald also reports that there is another inconsistency in her persona:

Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show. A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices.

Who do you think will prevail in the general election, Elizabeth Warren or Sen. Scott Brown?