(CNN) - Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, a fixture in national politics who established himself as one of the most powerful lawmakers to serve in the Senate.
Four Democrats are battling for their party's nomination, while two Republicans are competing for the GOP nod in a special primary election. The general election to fill the remaining two years of Kennedy's six-year term will take place on January 19, 2010.
Attention in the race has focused primarily on the Democratic nomination, which features a congressman, state attorney general, professional basketball team owner and a nonprofit executive.
May the best candidate win at all costs. With healthcare, jobs, economy, and two wars looming large and staring the country down, it will be sisyphean task for anybody to win over the public.
I hope that the good people of have enough sense to select a more progressive candidate. The last thing America needs is one more Conservative Senator.
Martha Coakley is going to get the seat.
don't care, just can't live with another GOP term
it really is enough to make an electorate think the GOPers hate America
GOP, if you hate America so much, move overseas, leave the U.S. to us who believe that America is for ALL america, not just the rich
you people are sickening and are trying hard to bring the U.S. down, to wreck our great nation
The fact that they are following through on this election only reinforces the corruption that took place when the governor appointed an interim replacement before. People of Massachusetts need to learn that the democrats are corrupt through and through, and do NOT have the interests of the people on their agenda...only POWER. The democrats continue to win because they continue to keep poor people in their place through handouts.
It's going to take some big feet to fill that clown's shoes!
The question is will the people of mass finally wake up and vote in something other than a Democrat?