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Republicans to paint Massachussetts red?

With heath care reform on the line, the GOP could add Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat

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In the eleventh hour of the Massachusetts senate race, polls are forecasting the unthinkable: Ted Kennedy’s seat could very well be filled by a Republican. According to Public Policy Polling, one day before the vote, Republican candidate Scott Brown leads Democratic hopeful Martha Coakley by a margin of 51 to 46. A Republican win would be a significant upset. On top of the fact that Kennedy, a lifelong Democrat, was elected by voters in Massachusetts nine times, a Brown victory would spell trouble for health care reform. The Massachusetts seat is crucial to both sides: it’s either the 60th vote the Democrats need to pass the bill, or the single vote the Republicans need to stop it.

Public Policy Polling

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