Cook Political Report Downgrades Massachusetts Senate Race to ‘Lean Democratic’

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Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 2:02 pm

This isn’t going to please Democrats who, privately, describe Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley’s strategy in Massachusetts as “running out the clock.” The Cook Political Report, taking a second look at the race after some polls showed Republican Scott Brown fighting to around 10 points behind Coakley, has downgraded the race from “Solid Democratic” to “Lean Democratic.” That’s a two-step decline in the Cook system — “Likely” means the race is clearly going in one direction, while “Lean” is one step up from a toss-up.

I’ve heard more Republicans than Democrats take issue with Coakley’s campaign — she’s actually leaving the state on Tuesday to raise more money in Washington, having started an ad blitz this week. This might change that.

The Cook analysis from Jennifer Duffy.

Over the past few days there has been a lot of buzz that the race in the January 19th special election to succeed the late Sen. Ted Kennedy between Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican state Sen. Scott Brown has gotten closer. While both parties acknowledge some degree of closure, the question remains as whether Brown can pull off a Massachusetts Miracle. Doing so will require the Republican nominee to climb a very steep hill in the final days of the race, but the possibility that Coakley’s lead is now in the single digits warrants moving the race from Solid Democratic to Lean Democratic.

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mrst2328
Comment posted January 7, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

This dem is sick of the games being played by our “current leaders”.. plan to vote repub this time, starting with Brown!


matsuiny2004
Comment posted January 7, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

If you support healthcare reform and taking action on climate change vote for martha coakley.


noislamocommie
Comment posted January 7, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

I hope the Bay Staters will buck out of the RULE ME WITH EU-STYLED CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT TELLING ME WHAT KIND OF LIGHT-BULBS I CAN USE.CITIZENS OF THE BAY STATE PLEASE READ AMERICAN HISTORY,STORY OF THE ALAMO,ATLAS SHRUGGED,1984.
If you cannot handle the foxy right-winger that will stop totalitarian DC and global hoaxing taxation and intrusion on individual HC rights then remember the incredible INJUSTICE served on Gerald AMIRAULT kept in jail an extra three years due to the machinations of Croakley! This is an outrage!
STOP VOTING FOR EVIL…..VOTE FOR AMERICA!
VOTE FOR SCOTT or if you cannot vote for freedom then WRITE-IN…..GERALD AMIRAULT!


davidqlifferth
Comment posted January 8, 2010 @ 11:12 am

The America borne of the fight for freedom and liberty in a fight against an insensitive, dictatorial British government… that America is destined to suffer a far greater loss of freedoms and liberties unless we dramatically CHANGE what our government is doing to us. Scott Brown represents moderation. The Bay state can save us. Please vote for Brown so that we can reign in an out of control government and get real reform. With no opposition, tyranny will have its way. As a life long Democrat, I will vote Republican for the first time… to save our nation. We need to concentrate on one thing, which is the economy and jobs.


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fedup222
Comment posted January 9, 2010 @ 9:40 am

If a Republican wins this seat…it's Good Bye healthcare. How wonderful that would be!! The HC Bill is nothing but a way to take away our FREEDOM AND LIBERTY!!
People of Mass, please save us!!!


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savetheusa
Comment posted January 10, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

PLEASE PLEASE GOOD PEOPLE FROM MASSACHUSETTS! VOTE IN BROWN!

I have never wanted someone to win a race more in my life!

-Missouri


tim87
Comment posted January 11, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

DItto from Idaho, all Brown supporters please get out the vote and help save this great nation from itself — we can not afford more depbt and taxes

Are there any other states on board, please shout out to our brethern in MA and send positive thoughts — this is the day we have been waiting for to make a stand!


billboyd7
Comment posted January 12, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

Remember, Massachuesetts has a state health care system that was pioneered by Mitt Romney that republicans said would spell gloom and doom for the state. It passed and none of the these things happened. National healthcare is not an issue because the state already has one for all it's resident. By the way, they are relatively happy with it. The people of Massachuesetts are not furious over something they already have and want to keep. Don't pin your hopes on this one.


Randy britton
Comment posted January 15, 2010 @ 9:12 am

We have universl health care here in mass. Trust me its a diaster. Its way over budget, our health care premiums are skyrocketing and rationing is already happening.
Everyone I know is going foe Brown. Lets hope He gets in.
There is already talk from the Dems here to protest his win to delay his appointment therfore giving Obama more time to work to pass his bill.
If brown doesn't win look out. Coakly is just a puppet like most dems here in Mass.


Ralph Clements
Comment posted January 15, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

Dear friends in Mass.
We in Florida are begging you to vote for Scott Brown and save our Nation from grasp of the Socialistic Regime that is now in power. They are going to take our Freedom away and Mandate the way we live. Do you really want Washington to tell us what doctors we can use? Do you want Wa. to have free access to your bank accounts? A vote for the Republican can STOP this atrocity.


Wellescent Health
Comment posted January 15, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

It is unfortunate that national politics can drive local politics to such a degree. In addition to the health care issue, Massachusetts voters must look at what each senator will offer for the other 95% of the time that they spend in office.


jason69
Comment posted January 17, 2010 @ 1:17 am

I absolutely agree with you, I've never wanted someone to win so much in my life either. I'm a registered nurse and them wanting to take my concientious objection rights away from doing things I do not believe in is absolutely APPALLING.


petegross
Comment posted January 18, 2010 @ 10:00 am

From Maryland. Please vote for Scott Brown and stop the health care bill. There is a reason so many want to be exempted from the requirements of the bill. Nebarska, the AFL-CIO, and congres don't want it for themselves. Why have it foisted on the rest of us.


alex gonyias
Comment posted January 18, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

I hope brown wins so we can start to get back to a 2 party system in the great country. We do not need to be a new Soviet Union with a 1 party system with a premier Obama Husseinovich dictating what is best for the people.


Mike Hall
Comment posted January 18, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

America is crashing under the weight of hardworking people being bankrupted because they got the wrong disease at the wrong time. A Republican vote is a vote to keep bankrupting our hardworking citizens, the ones who had their insurance company to scrapping their coverage for no good reason, the ones laid off and so losing their coverage – and then getting a medical nasty that bankrupts them. All Americans are at the risk of medical bankruptcy, and a vote for Brown is a vote to keep it that way. A vote for Coakley is a vote to ensure your healthcare doesn't bankrupt you. Remember – the next medical bankrupt, the way things are now, could be YOU.


alex gonyias
Comment posted January 18, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

I hope brown wins so we can start to get back to a 2 party system in the great country. We do not need to be a new Soviet Union with a 1 party system with a premier Obama Husseinovich dictating what is best for the people.


Mike Hall
Comment posted January 18, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

America is crashing under the weight of hardworking people being bankrupted because they got the wrong disease at the wrong time. A Republican vote is a vote to keep bankrupting our hardworking citizens, the ones who had their insurance company to scrapping their coverage for no good reason, the ones laid off and so losing their coverage – and then getting a medical nasty that bankrupts them. All Americans are at the risk of medical bankruptcy, and a vote for Brown is a vote to keep it that way. A vote for Coakley is a vote to ensure your healthcare doesn't bankrupt you. Remember – the next medical bankrupt, the way things are now, could be YOU.


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Comment posted July 26, 2010 @ 7:57 am

From Maryland. Please vote for Scott Brown and stop the health care bill. There is a reason so many want to be exempted from the requirements of the bill. Nebarska, the AFL-CIO, and congress don't want it for themselves. Why have it foisted on the rest of us?


hermes birkin
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

From Maryland. Please vote for Scott Brown and stop the health care bill. There is a reason so many want to be exempted from the requirements of the bill. Nebarska, the AFL-CIO, and congress don't want it for themselves. Why have it foisted on the rest of us?


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