January 19th, 2010
09:17 AM ET
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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. No Incumbents 2010

    The public has had enough of irresponsible deficit spending and unlimited debt ceiling increases. We need term limits to kick out the career politicians.

    January 19, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  2. Ihave2mastersdegreesfromwahwahusothatmakesmeasmarmyelitist

    Hee, Hee. The false sense of security that liberals have. The sad part is they try to foist it off on this nation. No terrorists left in Afghanistan. Obama making fun of Brown because he has a pick up truck. He probably paid for that pick up truck himself and didn't have the SEIU or AFSCME pay for it like libertards do.

    January 19, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Mike1952

    "We've been working every day". Well that's good. Doesn't sound too positive though. We don't need another far left loon in D.C. Ted Kennedy was as far left and as looney as it gets.

    January 19, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. oldsoldierboy

    This is not a broken record. "I'm for cutting taxes, reducing spending, and smaller government and by the way I also drive a truck". There! I'm now qualified to run as a republican for any office. See how easy it is to get your vote.
    I've yet to hear any specifics from any of these republicans on how they will accomplish these claims. Which agencies will he eliminate, which programs will he axe and where will he cut spending? If you were to ask Scott Brown these questions he probably wouldn't have an answer.

    January 19, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  5. Travis

    I wonder after Brown wins if Pelosi still thinks this is astroturf...

    January 19, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  6. Mississippi Mrs.

    Ms. Coakley seems like a nice lady, too nice to be thrown under the bus. Her remarks about working hard every day are in response to the criticism she is already being bombarded with. Let us see how much cannon fodder they dump on her, rather than admit that it is this ADMINISTRATIONS AGENDA, that is defeating Martha Coakley.

    It is the hope of America if we can now begin to stop the bleeding.

    Unfortunately, Ms. Coakley still has a lot of abuse to endure from her colleages, because it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the great one.

    January 19, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. Kathy S. Cloughn

    Good luck, Martha. MA folks: do the right thing!

    January 19, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  8. COAKLEY WILL WIN FOR SURE!: "No one gets to walk between the rain." (Quote from Bob Seger); Randall in Torrance, CA (with two Master's Degrees from WWU)

    Every Democrat and Independent must go vote today. Every vote counts! Don't let the Gestapo Overbearing Powers (GOP) get a foot in American politics. They single handedly wrecked our economy and refuse to let families have access to health care. God bless COAKLEY TODAY and her supporters.

    In Jesus name, AMEN.

    January 19, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  9. El Kababa

    Republicans are very cunning. Their strategy is to critize and condemn each and every action of the Obama Administration. It does not matter to them whether the criticism is valid or whether it even makes sense (death panels, socialist indoctrination of school kids, etc.) as long as it makes the news. They never support their attacks, they just repeat them until the news organizations get tired of the story, then they find something new to lie about.

    News corporations are happy to go along by reporting Conservative nonsense as serious news. They would rather write stories about a feud between two politicians than a backgrounder on the National Debt.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a hundred times over a fifty year period, and I must be a Conservative voter.

    January 19, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. Right Leaning Independent

    Go Brown Go!!!! The Dems have proven that they are the party of big spenders, back room deals and handouts! Time for all Americans to be repsonsible for themselves and not become a nation of Government dependents!

    January 19, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  11. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Let's hope Coakley can pull out a win otherwise the stupid GOP will do nothing (as always) but obstruct all government. I don't believe the recent polls that shown GOP leading in Massachusetts....

    January 19, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  12. Matt from Massachusetts

    Confident? Of what, not losing by more than 10%?

    Ms Coakley you lost my vote when you flew to washington this week to get money from the pharamceutical lobby and other pacs – SHAME ON YOU.

    And why, Ms Coakley, would you be voting for a health care bill that asks Massachusetts taxpayere to pay for the medicare for Montana and Nevada and gives special status to UNIONS?. SHAME

    Massachusetts taxpayers are not stupid. We know when someone has their hand in our pockets, and that is why this Independent is voting Scott Brown - FOR CHANGE THAT IS HONEST – NOT CHANGE THAT IS CORRUPT.

    January 19, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  13. Marshall

    Nice picture, a fake smile from a fake person!

    January 19, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  14. Joe, Chicago IL

    ACORN has their work cut out for them.

    January 19, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  15. Tayo, NY

    I hope she is right but only time will tell!

    January 19, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  16. Flipper

    Of course she's confident. She lives in a blue state, the DNC & union thugs will bus in ignorant voters (whether or not they're registered/state residents) & give them lunch money after telling them how to vote, and I'm sure that ACORN has done their job beforehand.

    But what do I know....I'm just another "Yankee fan."

    January 19, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  17. Pat F

    They call that "whistling past the graveyard." It's either that, or more hallucinations.

    January 19, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  18. Devondrick

    I do not believe Coakley will beat out Brown for that Senate seat

    January 19, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  19. Dutch the Great

    Good luck Martha.

    January 19, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  20. T'SAH from Virginia

    GO COAKLEY!!!

    Massachusettes – PLEASE do not fall for what BROWN is offering!! Not only is he going against Health Care Reform, his VALUES are not the same as ours and he is your 'typical" male with the so-called TEA PARTIERS endorsing him???? Come on NOW!!!

    January 19, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  21. njaka from Gerany.

    Americans are always afraid of good things which come to them via politics as the few devils who enjoy the existing system are able to distract the many who are suffering from the old ways.example.health care.this health care makes america no better than poor nation without health care.

    January 19, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  22. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    So, if a Brown win was "referendum" against Healthcare, a Coakley win can only mean a "referendum" for Healthcare.

    Glad we have that settled.

    January 19, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  23. Sniffit

    Get ready for 3 years of continuing economic disaster and an entirely gridlocked Congress if she loses. Absolutely NOTHING is going to get done for at least 3 years if the Browntard wins...NOTHING. The GOP will lock up Congress and try to blame the Dems in 2012 for our continued decline as a society. They WANT things to get worse...what's so hard to understand about that? They NEED to cause us to continue suffering and growing more angry, so they can blame blame blame. Kudos to the "independants" who fell for their crap. You've only yourselves to blame in the future if this Brown joker takes this seat.

    January 19, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  24. BHO for 2012

    I live in NC, but I pray everyday till today's vote that God will help us, nothing wil be better news that the winning of Martha Coakley.
    I just can't stand with Repbulican holds public office, after what they have done in Bush ERA, dont you people remember that?

    January 19, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  25. Rick

    That is one vote for Martha, all the rest should go to Brown. Save America, Vote Brown !!!

    January 19, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
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