January 13th, 2010
11:13 PM ET
5 years ago

Coakley endorsed by The Boston Globe

Democrat Martha Coakley was endorsed for U.S. Senate by The Boston Globe Wednesday.
Democrat Martha Coakley was endorsed for U.S. Senate by The Boston Globe Wednesday.

(CNN) - The Boston Globe endorsed Martha Coakley for Senate Wednesday, saying the Democrat is more qualified to serve in Washington than her Republican opponent Scott Brown.

"She is by far the more qualified candidate, in experience and judgment," the Globe contended in the editorial released on its Web site late in the afternoon.

The newspaper's endorsement argued that it would be misguided to think sending Brown to the Senate, ending the Democrat's filibuster proof majority in the Senate, would satisfy Americans' frustration with Washington.

"A vote for Brown is hardly a symbolic protest against congressional gridlock and the ways of Washington," the Globe contended. "It's a vote for gridlock, in the form of endless Republican filibusters, and for the status quo in health care, climate change, and financial regulation. That's what will happen if Brown gives the Republicans the additional vote they need to tie up the Senate."

Brown had previously been endorsed by the Boston Herald and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.


Filed under: Extra • Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    1-13-2010: Rasmusson Poll

    Coakley 39 percent
    Brown. 37 percent

    In one short week Coakhead has lost 9 percent of her lead.

    All this in the most Liberal State in America!

    Only 10 more months of left-wing control in Congress and the Democrat stranglehold on our Nation!!!!!

    January 13, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Bruins Fan dissed by Coakley

    It's the PEOPLE SEAT !! Boston Globe doesn't speak for the people of Massachusetts!

    January 13, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  3. unemployed by Obama

    is this the same person who said there are NO terroist in afganistan, I think so. She needs to get her facts straight, oh thats right, she is a democrate and nothing she says can be believed.

    January 13, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. USAF JAG

    How is this a "big" endorsement? This is not a surprise at all. The Boston Globe picking a Democrat is like Sean Hannity endorsing a Republican.

    January 13, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  5. crazy for Liberty

    Coakley would be a serious, major disappointment for Massachusetts. A vote for Coakley is a vote for painful life in Massachusetts.
    Brown 2010!!!
    Thank you Scott Brown for running for the Senate!!!!

    January 13, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  6. Adam

    Think about it. YOU can end the spending. Please vote Brown.

    January 13, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  7. 4 a better Massachusetts

    Healthcare reform should not come on the backs of hard working Americans. How about that you blood sucking liberals.

    January 13, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. Baatman74

    I'll take a Brown over a 'coakley; any time... If we don't get the dems out of control, WE won't have any left!! Besides, she is a women, and we all know that women CAN'T 'think on their feet' to take critical decisions when under pressure!! Plus women are a pushover for stupid 'feel good' programs, they think we have to put everyone on Welfare.....

    January 13, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  9. Hope to Change

    Awwwww, CNN you are taking side. I hope people in Massachusetts vote out the Democrats on the 19th.

    January 13, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  10. lie4comments

    ya for Caokley!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  11. joe smith

    the globe knows the health care vote by Coakley is badly needed..too bad their wrong on this one..

    January 13, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  12. Mike

    After the 2008 presidential election, since when does "experience and judgment" count for anything?

    McCain for President

    January 13, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  13. Luke

    Martha you have my vote.
    Scott Brown is a snake and I hope more people would see that.

    January 13, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  14. lovable liberal

    Big surprises all around... As if.

    January 13, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. terry,va

    Print media is bought and paid for by Obummie. The only thing the paper is go for is to use for dog bathroom training

    January 13, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. Grrr-Awful-O

    LOL! That's like Pat Robertson endorcing Sarah Palin. Are you guys serious? Too funny!

    January 13, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. Justin, Hudson MA

    I love how CNN and the Boston Globe keep quoting the same poll numbers. Only one poll of the 3 or 4 have the race apart by 15 pts. All the rest are 3 or less. Nice job on bipartisan reporting! Why don't you talk about her DC fundraiser with lobbysist.

    January 13, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  18. TCM

    hahahahhaa...that's a big endorsement? A liberal paper supporting a radically liberal obama puppet? wow! what news!
    She's so experienced, that she knows that all terrorists are now in Yemen, not Afghanistan....what an idiot..and people of Mass,if you vote for her, you'll deserve the doom and ignorance she'll bring.

    January 13, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  19. Ridgeway

    Now there's a shock. A liberal rag endorses a liberal hag. Nice.

    January 13, 2010 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  20. Rob

    Likely this endorsement is linked to Obama wanting to heave billions of taxpayer money to shore up the newspaper business – otherwise buy the media.

    January 13, 2010 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  21. LoveThyNeighbor

    NOW is the time to get the ball rolling and start to bring people back to the reality that, yes, the people currently in charge are the best hope to bring America back from the brink. We all need to endorse who we feel is capable of leading us forward! Sam

    January 13, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  22. max

    A vote for Coakley is a vote for a very very bad health reform bill that will screw the taxpayers and put the republicans in control of congress come November 2010.

    January 13, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  23. TangledThorns

    The Globe is a liberal rag so... no surprise here. I'm hoping Mass will be smart enough to vote Brown over this Democrat dunce.

    January 13, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  24. Andy

    big surprise

    January 13, 2010 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  25. USN

    You mean they are non biased and only support the best candidate ???????Reguardless of her connections to graft and lobbyists, All Hail dead Ted

    January 13, 2010 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
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