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MA-Sen: Obama Backers Splitting Between Brown and Coakley

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 01/19/2010 10:21
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Frazer Pugh

QUINCY, Mass. — In this city a few minutes south of Boston, working-class voters were splitting between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown.

“I always vote Democratic,” said Frank Creighton, a construction worker who voted with his wife Patty at a polling place in St. John the Baptist church. “Brown doesn’t have a chance. The Democrats are gonna take care of it.” Both Creightons said they’d supported Coakley in the primary, and while she’d run a lackluster campaign, Brown simply rubbed them the wrong way.

Eddie Beck had the opposite take. “I voted for Obama and I’m voting for Brown,” he said. “I know it’s only been a year, but there are too many broken promises.” An independent who usually voted Democratic, he said he was strongly considering switching to the GOP.

At 2 p.m., turnout in the 2nd ward was running around 25 percent so far, out of around 1,400 people per precinct.

Frazer Pugh | I work in the investment management sector as a professional. Previously, I advised top financial services companies on balance sheet management, portfolio planning, and valuations as a consultant. I am currently pursuing a part-time MBA at Melbourne University, where I am a lecturer in accounting and hedge fund strategies, as well as a mentor/coach in a part-time equity analysis initiative. I have a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in finance, and am a Chartered Accountant. I enjoy instructing and assisting others in achieving their objectives.

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