Politics

Welfare flap underscores differing approaches to Senate race

The cloud stirred up by a group’s effort to increase voter registration among Massachusetts welfare recipients dovetails with the Democrats’ primary plan for winning this fall’s US Senate race, even if that effort is not sanctioned by the Patrick administration or state Democratic party.

That plan is this: increase turnout among traditional liberal Democratic constituencies by all means possible, swamping Senator Scott Brown and the Republican Party during a presidential year.

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