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Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Warren’

Scott Brown and The Dangers of Late-Night Tweeting

Scott Brown TwitterScott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator whose recent loss to Elizabeth Warren left his political future uncertain, got some unwanted attention over the weekend after releasing a series of nonsensical late-night tweets that left many questioning his sobriety.

It’s both a silly story and a great illustration of how a series of poorly thought-out messages can lead to PR disaster–especially for public figures on social media.

The timeline is pretty simple:

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Last Night’s Loser: Big Money

From a PR perspective, we’ve already established the winners of last night’s election: no-frills, on-brand messaging and basic math. The loser, in our humble opinion, was big money.

After the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision, quite a few observers began to freak out over the growing power wielded by well-funded Super PACs and advocacy groups.

These fears may well be justified; 2012 was the most expensive election in history, with spending on presidential and congressional campaigns amounting to approximately $6 billion, and we can’t quite see that as a positive thing. Still, this year’s contests brought encouraging signs hinting at the fact that “a whole lot of money” just isn’t enough to win an election in this country today.

Take, for example, the unsuccessful Connecticut Senate campaign of former WWE head Linda McMahon. Over three years and two different races, the wrestling executive spent $100 million of her own money, easily breaking all records and providing a nice boost to the Connecticut economy. Yet Chris Murphy defeated McMahon by a healthy margin last night despite the fact that she spent twice as much as he did while eschewing divisive social issues to run as a moderate business reformer.

What does this tell us?

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‘Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts’ Website Launches

Everyone’s favorite consumer advocate (except for maybe this guy) Elizabeth Warren has submitted her forms for a possible Senate run against sitting Republican Sen. Scott Brown. She’s also launched a website that is seeking donations and volunteers.

She’s been busy making the rounds on a “listening tour,” but Democrats have already been vocal about their feelings; they’d like Warren to remain a force in national politics after she was passed up by President Obama for the top spot of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Warren Doesn’t Get One Job, But Has Support for Another

Richard Cordray Photo: Reuters/handout

After a weekend mishap where @BreakingNews accidentally tweeted that President Obama would be making a “personal” rather than “personnel” announcement today, the press conference to announce the nomination of Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just wrapped up.

Elizabeth Warren, who had been serving as the interim director, wrote a column for The Huffington Post and The White House Blog today endorsing Cordray, who not only has a history working in government, but is also a Jeopardy! winner. So we know he’s smart.

Republican Senators have made their opposition to Warren clear, threatening a filibuster if she were nominated. The CFPB was established to help and protect consumers of financial products like mortgages.

Warren may not be getting the director job, but there are some who would like to see her get a job as a Senator.

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