Rep. Scott Brown gaining in special election--Ted Kennedy's former seat.

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    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown has pulled within a 10 percentage point lead in the special election in Massachusetts to replace the late pro-abortion Sen. Ted Kennedy. The race could have a dramatic effect if brown pulls out the upset because it could impact the health care debate.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Coakley ahead of Brown 50% to 41%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

    Both candidates get better than 70% of the vote from members of their respective parties, but Brown leads 65% to 21% among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.

    Special elections are typically decided by who shows up to vote and it is clear from the data that Brown’s supporters are more enthusiastic. In fact, among those who are absolutely certain they will vote, Brown pulls to within two points of Coakley.

    "The special Senate election will be held on January 19 and special elections typically feature low turnout. That’s one reason the race appears to be a bit closer than might typically be expected for a Senate race in Massachusetts," the pollster said.

    Senate Race Sees Scott Brown Pull Close in Massachusetts, Impacts Health Care

    Can it be? The State of Mass. actually voting in a Republican pro-life senator to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy? As we all know this state has "permanently" seated democrats Ted Kennedy & John Kerry for many decades.
     
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    Not gonna happen, but that would be a laugh out loud riot if it did...:lol:
     
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    Yeah, no. Look at the crosstabs.
    39 percent liberal, 34 percent conservative, and 27 percent moderate

    Compare that to the makeup of the electorate in 2008.
    31 percent liberal, 19 percent conservative, and 49 percent moderate

    The electorate will be more conservative in an off-year race. That being said, almost double? That doesn't even remotely pass the smell test.
     
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    Brown winning?

    lol ...

    Not gonna happen.
     
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    Miracles can happen--look what happens tomorrow--Criss Dodd is announcing his retirement---Miracle in the making---:lol::lol:

    I don't expect much out of Mass though. This is a state that permanently seats democrat senators. If the republican had his last name starting with a K he would probably have a much better chance--:lol::lol:
     
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    That being said, I would pump money into the race if I was the GOP. If you happen to make it close, it wins you a few news cycles and drives the narrative.
     
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    So the source is a site devoted to purely advocating the pro-life movement? :eusa_eh:

    I have to agree with Polk by the way, those numbers are fishy.

    Brown's not going to win by the way.
     
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    Miracle in the making? It makes it more likely the Democrats will retain the seat.

    As a side note, the Libertarian candidate in the race is a Kennedy (though no relation to the Kennedys).
     
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    At least as far as we know...
     
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    With the way John was, never know. :lol:
     

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