Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brown & Coakley to Face Off in MA Senate Race

Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown and State Attorney General Martha Coakley won the Republican and Democratic primaries this evening. Brown and Coakley will face each other for the U.S. Senate seat which was vacated upon the death of Ted Kennedy last August. The election will take place on January 19, 2010.

Brown easily defeated perennial Republican candidate Jack E. Robinson winning nearly 90% of the vote. Coakley won 47% of the vote in the Democratic primary easily defeating a field that included Congressman Michael Capuano, City Year founder Alan Khazei and businessman Steve Pagliuca.

I find it amusing people are annoyed with Sarah Palin's voice. Well, get a load of Coakley's cadence.

No Republican has won election to the U.S. Senate from the Bay State since 1972. That was the same year Massachusetts was the lone state carried by George McGovern. Both Michael Graham and Jim Antle have predicted a clear cut victory for Coakley.

They are probably right. But Brown could make a go of it especially if he were to perform well in a debate with Coakley. Or if she were to make a series of big gaffes. As long as Brown is in the race he has a chance to win however remote that might be.

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