Can Scott Brown Win in Massachusetts?

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    "BOSTON — Martha M. Coakley, the Democrat running for Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts, had seemed so certain of winning the special election on Jan. 19 that she barely campaigned last month.

    And a new poll that showed a competitive race between Ms. Coakley and Mr. Brown has generated buzz on conservative blogs and energized the Brown campaign — though many news organizations dispute its methodology.

    But a tighter-than-expected margin in the closely watched race would still prompt soul-searching among Democrats nationally, since the outcome will be the first real barometer of whether problems facing the party will play out in tangible ways at the polls later this year.

    While Ms. Coakley kept a low profile over the holidays, Mr. Brown hammered her as soft on terrorists and as a “crusader” for abortion rights. He has played up his military credentials — he serves in the Army National Guard — and his opposition to the health care overhaul headed for a final vote in Congress. That, too, has unnerved Democrats, who cannot afford to lose a single vote on the embattled legislation."
    Democrats Anxious Over a Once-Safe Seat - NYTimes.com


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    Can Scott Brown Win in Massachusetts?

    Short answer: No.
     
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    Evidence seems to be on your side...but can you imagine the political earthquake if

    he were to win???
     
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    I am going to vote for Scott Brown

    Massachusetts is basically a 1 party state.

    That is why it's such a corrupt state and full of political hacks.
     
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    If wishes were horses.....

    I am not holding my breath. This is Massachusetts. They voted Kennedy for years.

    But, .... I really really hope that it happens. Stranger things have happened. It would be so cool.

    It looks like the Democrat blew all her money on the primary. Lets see where we are in 10 days.
     
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    My motivation is defeat of the healthcare overhaul...if Brown wins, that is the end of the Democrat 60 vote majority.
     
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    Oh, sure, the goal is good. A stake in the heart of Obamacare, wrapped in garlic, is the goal. But I don't believe we should wait on Massachusetts to deliver it.
     
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    Why is Brown, who has a pro-choice record on abortion, attacking Coakley for being pro-choice?
     
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    Abortion stances at odds, mostly
    For Senate rivals, position on issue is complicated
    By Stephanie Ebbert
    Globe Staff / January 4, 2010

    "Abortion stances of Brown,
    Coakley not so easily defined
    Republican gets McCain's
    nod; rival adds to her list
    But their differences are many. Each candidate has a long, complex history on the issue of abortion rights, which has been a perennial litmus test in American politics and now lies at the core of a white-hot debate in Congress over how to reform the nation’s health care system.

    Though Coakley broke with abortion rights advocates last month - saying she would reluctantly accept a Senate health plan that restricts abortion funding - she retains the endorsements of national abortion rights groups for her history of advocacy of reproductive rights. And though Brown once supported a bill to protect patients visiting abortion clinics, he now has the backing of a leading antiabortion group in the state."

    Abortion stances of Brown, Coakley not so easily defined - The Boston Globe
     
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    How many consecutive years did MA have a Republican governor?
     

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