January 19th, 2010
09:17 AM ET
5 years ago

Coakley confident as she votes

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley sounded confident as she voted Tuesday morning.
Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley sounded confident as she voted Tuesday morning.

Boston (CNN) - Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley sounded confident as she voted Tuesday morning in a special election to fill the final three years of the term of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Speaking to reporters after she cast her ballot at an elementary school in Medford, Massachusetts, near her home, Coakley was optimistic that she would win, saying "we've been working every day."

Coakley, the state's attorney general, is battling Republican state Sen. Scott Brown. A new poll released Monday afternoon indicated that Brown had a 7-point edge over Coakley, with 2 percent backing Joseph Kennedy, a third party candidate who is not related to the late senator. Other recent partisan and non-partisan surveys suggested the race was a dead heat.

Brown votes later Tuesday morning at an elementary school in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

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soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. WB, Fort Lauderdale

    Come on Massachusetts, eight years of failed Republicans policies will do nothing but HARM if you elect BROWN!!!

    Coakley is the only bright light to the end of the tunnel.

    January 19, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    If Scott Brown wins this senate seat, he will enjoy the best medical insurance in the U.S.

    I hope he needs it because he will be denying insurance for the rest of us with his no vote in the senate.

    January 19, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. coral

    Coakley and her crew totally screwed up. She completely screwed the country and the people of Mass. Brown will be a crappy Senator because all he wanted to do was get in there to defeat Obama – his reason to run for Mass. was not pure. Brown will also vote against punishing Wall Street for their excesses. Thanks a lot stupid Coakley.

    January 19, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. File under "Sarcasm"

    I hope they're selling bobble head dolls in her image as that would be the most appropriate symbology for what she is, an empty headed party hack would would nod her head at anything Reed or Obama ask for regardless of the impact on Massachusetts.

    January 19, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Jack in Kentucky

    Come on Massachusetts you can do this for your country. Vote for Coakley. Don't disappoint us. I can see people here in Kentucky voting for a tea-bagger like Brown, but you folks in Massachusetts have better sense. Please send Coakley to the US Senate. Thanks!!!

    January 19, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. joe smith

    somebody needs to check the polling machines..are these the same ones manufactured in Venezuela, that caused problems before..hate to see another coleman/franken snafu..

    January 19, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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