January 16th, 2010
12:31 PM ET
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Details of Obama’s campaign visit released

Washington (CNN) – President Obama’s much anticipated campaign event Sunday for embattled Democratic Senate hopeful Martha Coakley will take place at 3 p.m. ET on the campus of Northeastern University, the White House announced late Saturday morning.

Obama’s decision to head to Boston at the 11th hour is evidence that Democratic leaders are very concerned about losing the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s seat to Republican Scott Brown. Coakley and Brown face off Tuesday in the Massachusetts special election.

Weekend schedules for Coakley and Brown

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. ex-Gov Corzine

    Please have as much success supporting this candidate as you did supporting the former governors of NJ and Virginia.

    January 16, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. southern cousin

    Kinda like the charge of the light brigade, heroic but futile. Obama one and done.

    January 16, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. Pat F

    Obama isn't smart enough to stay off the Titanic even after it hits the iceberg!

    January 16, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Mary

    Who's seat is it? It's the people's seat, not Ted Kennedy's seat.

    January 16, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  5. Jessca

    Obama can't save you, Martha, from this perfect storm! You can do it, Massachusetts! VOTE SCOTT BROWN!

    January 16, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. John D.

    Who the hell cares what Obama has to say. We The People are sick and tired of watching his lips move because we now know it will be another lie coming out of a Democrats mouth. Go back to the Whitehouse and enjoy it for the remaining time you have left. 2012 will be here soon but not soon enough!

    January 16, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. buckwheat

    Wonder what the hell he is going to give away for votes this time. He spends taxpayers money like it is his and has no end. The Dems have bought and paid for Nebraska and Louisanna.What will it cost them for Messeychusettes?

    January 16, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  8. JT the Show Me State College Freshman

    In my 19 years on being on this Earth, I have noticed, studied, observed, and taken into psychological probability that my own country does not really care about it's own fellow country men and women. A true democracy is made of people who are willing to put the greater good and the right thing to do for society before themselves. That, in my opinion, includes, citizens having enough care in them to give their own fellow country men and women the healthcare that they deserve. It also includes taking care of our inner and outer environment that we live in; that means, if we cared about our fellow Americans, we would start by treating ourselves and the environmental climate we all inhale into our lungs, better. Finally, if we truly cared about our fellow Americans, we would be able to do the right thing by letting Wall Street be regulated; without regulation, as we learned back in the 1929 and 2008, Wall Street will not treat Americans like a democracy focused nation. With regulation, Wall Street will do the right thing to treat us fairly and respectfully, like actual citizens are supposed to be treated.
    In conclusion, here is what I mean: For a true democracy to exist, the citizens must take into consideration the common needs of their country men and women, before themselves. It is our choice whether we choose to go down this path or not, but take into consideration, the long term consequences if we choose to continue to only think about ourselves.

    January 16, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. Ms S Callahan

    It won't do any good now....baseball has a higher rating than politics..and Coakley underestimated her own statements....she just allienated most of the State with her slight of Shilling, a die hard Red Sox man with lots of fans.

    January 16, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  10. Beverly in NC

    I can't believe MA residents would be stupid enough to vote for another lying, do-nothing, anti-American Republican!

    Have we not had enough of Republican hate, fear, lies, racism, and blocking of ALL legislation to help America recover from the disaster THEY created??

    Republicans are arrogant traitors to America who only care about themselves and their rich white corporate buddies who buy their votes in opposition to what the American People need. They support greedy corporations and the insurance industry who daily abuse their workers and pay themselves outrageous salaries and bonuses. Republicans don't even want the banks to pay back the taxpayers for their bailout or for them to be regulated so they will not destroy our economy again!

    MA should honor the life-long public service Ted Kennedy delivered to their state by extending that work through electing a REAL public servant who will take her oath of office seriously and help restore America.

    Get out and vote for COAKLEY. She is the only REAL candidate who will do what is moral and right for the benefit of Americans.

    January 16, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Silence Dogoode

    Obama stay in DC where you belong....you just cannot stand for the people of the state of Ma to excerize their sovereign right to chose their own state senator..... don't you have other things to do? Unemployment...going back behind closed doors to by pass the constitution for feder healthcare?

    January 16, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. If you want something ruined, put a democrat in charge

    Shouldn't the president be running the country instead of campaigning for a political party? The best person for the position is Scott Brown. Nobody in their right mind would vote otherwise after the results of the debate (as well as her connections to special interest groups).

    Then again, this is the state that brought us Barney Frank, who almost single handedly destroyed the economy starting with his 'oversight' of Fanny and Freddie Mac.

    January 16, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Debbie

    I think Obama coming to Boston does show that Coakley is concerned. I don't think it will help either. Bostonians love to argue...even for the sake of arguing.

    Key will be if Mass can look beyond today and ask themselves who will really be able to do more for the people of Mass once a Junior Senator.

    I think Coakley because she will have long term support by Senior Senators. Brown will only be a number needed by the GOP for filliabuster. That means the people of Mass. and the US will get nothing but watching our tax dollars go to Congressional grid-lock for at least two years.

    January 16, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. phoenix86

    Obama's bet is that the people of the State continue to be ignorant of the truth. Probably a pretty safe bet.

    January 16, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. katiec

    It is hard to believe the people of MA would even consider putting in a republican to replace Kennedy.
    Course, do not put much creditibility into polls. All depends on who is conducting them as many are owned by radical republicans.
    And, almost as bad, polls by CNN will always lean towards the

    January 16, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. GOP2010

    lol. I hope this works better for him than it did in New Jersey and Virginia.... Oh NO I DON"T . DOWN WITH OBAMA AND THE DEMS!

    January 16, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  17. matt chicago

    should be just another day of campaigning for bho. he hasn't stopped since being elected. I hope it turns out the same as New Jersey and Virginia!

    January 16, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  18. Liberalism Destroys

    Who would anyone vote for a woman that would allow a child rapist that put an innocent 2 year old in the hospital for a month because the rapist put a hot curling iron inside her privat area? Croalkley let the rapist free because his dad was a big political donor and a big man in the ALL POWERFUL UNIONS. I'd like to take a curling iron to her and ask her if that will take care of my union fees!!!

    January 16, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Joyce Grant

    Go Brown! Save seniors from losing their Medicare Advantage.
    Think about your parents, grandparents and yourself if you are
    a Senior, and especially babyboomers who will lose with all
    the cuts to Medicare. Coakley is totally out of touch ,and Brown
    is intelligent and will save our country! from higher taxes. Brown will win!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  20. mick

    Its the back door man, the closed door man, the man from behind back door policy, leaving the back door of the White House to enter the back door on Massachusetts Northeastern campus to sway front door people into votes for Coakly's back door ways. Its time to lock the back door on the Dems. Vote Brown his front door is always open.

    January 16, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  21. Former Republican

    It is beyond comprehension how good people could consider voting for my former Republican Party after these past several years of disastrous policies.

    The GOP today does not represent our general American interests but rather their party first and corporate-affiliated excesses.

    Massachusetts, please choose wisely on Tuesday. Vote Martha Coakley.

    January 16, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  22. annie against biased news

    obama spends taxpayers dollars to campaign for marthie – do we the taxpayers get an equal amount of 'our money' to give to the campaign of our choice?

    January 16, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Hope to Change

    No matter what they’ll do they’ll still lose more than they win. Do you know why because we the voters are fed up with them? And we will remember not to let them be in full control over the government anymore. They're no good they abuse their power on the voters who voted them in. So we will vote as many as we can back out.

    January 16, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. normajean

    Millions of our citizens are without health care.Many are dying because they can not afford to pay for care. I hope the Republican voters realize this includes them. The Republican politicians have no intention of letting a health care plan pass. A VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICANS IS A VOTE AGAINST THE HEALTH PLAN.Ca n you afford to let this happen?

    January 16, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  25. Steve in North Carolina

    Good. I hope a lot of people show up and express their displeasure with his so-called medical reform.

    January 16, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
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