A Boston Globe poll released Sunday found that Democrat Martha Coakley is 15 percentage points ahead of Republican opponent Scott Brown in the race for U.S. Senate, contradicting a Rasmussen poll done less than a week ago that showed her leading by only nine.
Less than two weeks before the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, democratic candidate Martha Coakley holds just a nine-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown, a Rasmussen report found Tuesday.
Innovation was the key word in Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s inauguration speech as he was sworn in Jan. 4 for an unprecedented fifth term, making him the city’s longest-serving mayor ever.
After a day of near-empty polls and low voter turnout across the state, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley defeated her three Democratic competitors in Tuesday’s primary race to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, while State Senator Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, won the GOP contest, defeating Republican lawyer and businessman Jack Robinson III.
Today’s primary Senate election will determine which Republican and which Democrat will progress to the special election for the seat the late Sen. Edward Kennedy left vacant, and the six candidates ‘- four Democrats and two Republicans ‘- from all walks of public life have been gearing up in hard-fought campaigns to fill Kennedy’s large shoes.