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MA-Sen: Obama Backers Splitting Between Brown and Coakley

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 19, 2010

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.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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