“If I had to bet a week’s salary,” said Dennis Hale, a political science professor at Boston College, “I’d still bet it on Coakley. But this is going to be like in the military, where the bullet misses you but it still scares you to death.”
Martha M. Coakley is running for Senator Kennedy’s seat in MA in a special election, and the race against her Republican opponent is tightening.
As we all know, maintaining the 60th vote in the Senate to pass a health care reform bill is absolutely crucial. (Though if you want the analysis on how Congress isn’t supposed to work this way, you can read the Times’ op-ed on misuse of the filibuster here.)
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Hat Tip: Al