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.
Republicans to paint Massachussetts red?
With heath care reform on the line, the GOP could add Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat