Elizabeth Warren, mulling a run against U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham), is touching base with Democratic activists, including Dorchester’s Joyce Linehan, a key player in local politics.
Linehan said Warren, returning to Massachusetts after a stint setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in D.C., gave her a call earlier today to reach out and talk about the potential candidate’s listening tour. Warren is expected to make a decision whether to jump into the race, which has already drawn a handful of Democratic candidates, after Labor Day. Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino will be meeting up with U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown on Tuesday, their schedules show.
Both will meet at the Parkman House on Beacon St., next to the State House, at 9 a.m. A press availability will follow.
At noon, Brown meets with African-American pastors in a closed-press affair at the Roxbury Presbyterian Church on Warren St. A press availability will follow at 1 p.m.
On the eve of Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley is returning tonight to the Eire Pub on Adams St.
Coakley, the Democratic nominee and state attorney general, previously made a trip to the historic bellwether bar on the eve of the Democratic primary in December. She will be there at 7 p.m., according to her schedule.
State Sen. Scott Brown, a Wrentham Republican hoping for an upset, made his own visit on Dec. 23.
Two former presidents, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, have also dropped by in the past.