January 12th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
8 years ago

Cue the Senate race spellcheck


A new ad from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley - the Democratic candidate to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy - misspells her home state of Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Coakley Campaign)

Updated: 5:16 p.m.

Filed under: Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown
soundoff (198 Responses)
  1. barbara

    She probably attended a public school. That would explain it.

    January 12, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Dar

    And we cant afford another Dem in office either, thats for sure. The spending of this adminisrtation has to stop now.

    A vote for Brown is the only choice for hope here.

    To heck with miss spelled words, Coakley will miss spend if she gets elected.

    2010/2012 Change is coming

    January 12, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. bluedem1

    Big deal. At least she didn't misspell "potato" or refer to Africa as a "nation".

    January 12, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Brian

    Blame it on the video editor not the person who paid for the ad.

    January 12, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. white female

    Repub's PLZZZZZZZZ, give it a rest. You people are so stupid.
    You go from one stupid thing to another. Grow up that's why you 'll are being left behind. The world don't care about your pettyness.
    This is the only country in the World that care about color of your skin, the texture of your hair, and who is sleeping with who.
    Grow up, it's not all about you'll (hateful repub's). the world will not stop for you to get off because you don't agree.
    See yaa, when you realize that you're the minority, like yesterday.

    January 12, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Justen in Florida

    That's gotta make everyone feel confident about her.

    January 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    It's just the French way of spelling it, right Martha?

    January 12, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. jim atmadison

    That's nothing. The Governor of South Carolina thought the Appalachian Trail went through Argentina. And Sarah Palin claimed she could read Putin's mind as he flew (at least in her imagination) over Alaska. And...

    C'mon people. Do you honestly think Martha Coakley (or any candidate) personally spell checks every ad they run? If that's how they spend their time, they'd be pretty lousy public officials.

    January 12, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. Dean in Florida

    This shows how much she cares. Even drunk, Teddy could at lease spell Massachusetts.

    January 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  10. Dave, Massachusetts

    Oh please, like she wrote it herself.

    January 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. bravado in boston

    CNN has no reason to throw stones....since becoming a Time Company, the spelling has been horrible....not even checked in some cases.

    Lately, all news agencies have done a terrible job in presenting the right words, or the write words, or the twrite words, and then tehrere are trhe horrible tpoes that apepar on the stopry lines.....

    tomatoe tomato.....it's all just a potatoe..or is that potato..... 🙂

    January 12, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. mance lotter

    ok, so she misspelled her own state, it's embarassing, shows some incompetence by whoever put the ad together but doesn't say much about Coakley...so I'll do that. The legislature has been dominated by dems for generations – the state is mess in so many ways and taxes keep getting higher and higher. politicians prove to be corrupt and inept, yet the people here keep voting democrat. oh, i get it, THIS TIME it will be different...i guess with that kind of thinking, it makes sense you'd misspell your own state

    January 12, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  13. Tired of Democratic Spending

    Can't spell the state you are going to run in? Can't proof an ad? Just the right kind of person that we need in government. Not.

    January 12, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Gary

    This is a major situation that demands looking into by the media – unlike the invasion of the wrong country by the other party, or say Sarah Palin confusing Iran and Iraq several times during an interview on Fox – those are minor indiscretions that are probably the Democrats fault anyway for confusing the Republicans, and therefore received less attention by the mainstream media than this typo. Good work guys!

    January 12, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. neon


    January 12, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. Ron in California

    Clearly a Dumbacrat

    January 12, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Duck Fallas

    Stupid, stupid. Makes her look careless and sloppy.

    January 12, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Jason

    Evidently they can't afford spell check either. LOL!

    January 12, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. Jim

    If this were Sarah Palin the media would be all over it and never let the story die. Because this is a Dem most mainstream media outlets will not cover the story.

    January 12, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. trixie

    further proof one doesn't need to have a brain(e) to be a democrat(e) in Massachusett(e)s... 🙂

    January 12, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. Nathaniel C.

    Even though her campaign staffers can't spell, she will still be elected because she is - wait for it - a Democrat. Apparently in Massachusetts (see? I spelled it correctly!), no matter what you do (from the small stuff like spelling errors to the big stuff like killing a woman while driving drunk), as long as you are a Democrat, you can serve in public office.

    January 12, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. Dex, Houston TX

    WHAT THE HECK.....how can you look for perfection in an imperfect society! The imperfect society you contribute to CNN. I’d rather see a misspelled word than some of the trashy articles and video you have exploited. For example: “Porn stars on airport stripping.” Porn stars…REALLY!
    Check yourself CNN!

    January 12, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. Tim

    LOL – I needed a good laugh today – and I got one. It would figure it would be from a dem

    January 12, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. C Spurgeon

    Go Dems..don't let a no no republican. All they will do is give tax breaks to the rich and cancel health care.No new ideas, no concern for country!

    January 12, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Censoring again? Callahan

    Does she have a vision deficit?

    January 12, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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