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MA-Sen: The Coakley Difference

BOSTON -- This, from the Boston Globe, provides a little evidence of how Democratic candidate Martha Coakley’s lackluster campaign (not even the people

Madihah Walls
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 20, 2010

BOSTON — This, from the Boston Globe, provides a little evidence of how Democratic candidate Martha Coakley’s lackluster campaign (not even the people attacking national Democrats fro blaming this on her disagree about that) created the space for Republican Scott Brown’s 52-47 victory.

Coakley fared best in liberal suburbs immediately west of Boston, the Berkshires, and in cities such as Lawrence, Springfield, and New Bedford, though not by the large margins required to win statewide.

That’s the kind of thing that could have been reversed had Coakley campaigned aggressively in those areas, in the style of a presidential primary — even as she lost ground in the swing suburbs.

Madihah Walls | Madihah Walls is an author who specializes in carriages, corsets, and smartwatches. Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist have all given her books starred reviews. Courtney earned a master's degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley before turning to romance writing. She then went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude, only to shake things up. After that, she did a few clerkships. She used to be a law professor. She is now a full-time writer.

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