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Warren reaches out to Dem activists, including Dorchester’s Joyce Linehan

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

Menino meets with Brown

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.

Tobin lets loose: 'That's why I was with Capuano'

Add City Councillor John Tobin to the list of Democrats upset with the way Attorney General Martha Coakley has run her U.S. Senate campaign.  Read more

Coakley at Eire pub tonight

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.

(Here's a 2004 Dorchester Reporter editorial on Reagan's 1983 visit. And here's a Kevin Cullen article from 2004 about the bar.)