1. SENATE RACE

    Elizabeth Warren Up 7 in New Poll

    Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren smiles as she chats with an attendee of the the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association luncheon in Boston Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. In later remarks, Warren faulted Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for opposing bills she said would bring jobs to Massachusetts even as she came under fire for failing to put forth her own jobs plan. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Elise Amendola / AP Photo

    Elizabeth Warren leads Senator Scott Brown by seven points in a new University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Boston Herald poll. At 49-42, it’s her largest lead yet in the race. (The tally includes voters “leaning” toward each candidate; if you discount them, Warren leads 46 to 41.) The last UMass/Boston Herald poll in September showed Brown leading 41 to 38.

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