Mass Senate Race Critical to Both Parties

By: associated press
By: associated press

BOSTON (AP) - With polls showing the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat to be virtually a dead heat, both sides have
been enlisting some big-name help.
Democrats are pulling out all the stops to hang on to the
critical 60th Senate vote needed for President Barack Obama's
health care plan. Even the president himself came to Massachusetts
today to support Democratic hopeful Martha Coakley.
Republican Scott Brown is riding a wave of voter anger and anxiety over big spending, expanded government and high
unemployment in a state where registered Democrats outnumber
Republicans by 3-to-1.
Speaking at a rally in Worcester (WUS'-tur) today, Brown
declared, "It's us against the machine."
Standing alongside former Boston College football star Doug Flutie and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling at the rally,
Brown said, "The establishment is afraid of losing their Senate
seat."
Turnout will be critical, and Democrats and Republicans are working feverishly to get voters to the polls.


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