martha coakley

Massachusetts Senate Race: Election Night

6: 32 p.m.: I’m set up in the ballroom where the Scott Brown campaign will be holding their election night party, and am happy to report the wi-fi is working just fine. What to watch for tonight? There won’t be any exit polls, so people will be counting the ballots the old-fashioned way. It could be a very late night. Or maybe not. …

Massachusetts Senate Race: Election Day

NOTE: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day.

I’ve been up here for only a day, but it’s hard to detect anything that looks good for Democratic nominee Martha Coakley, the state’s Attorney General.

Her election-eve rally at a gym in a Framingham middle school was three-quarters empty; someone on the campaign had pulled a …

In the Arena In the Arena

Mass. Murder

If Martha Coakley actually manages to lose the Senate race in Massachusetts, there will be all sorts of recriminations–but, I believe, one inescapable conclusion. People will say she was a lousy candidate who went to sleep after the primary, taking the general election for granted. True enough. Some will say that Scott Brown is an …

Is Martha Coakley Trying To Lose The Senate Race?

This is not a good thing to be saying right before a closer-than-expected election:

Despite that, there is a subdued, almost dispassionate quality to her public appearances, which are surprisingly few. Her voice is not hoarse from late-night rallies. Even yesterday, the day after a hard-hitting debate, she had no public campaign