Coakley v Brown

Attorney General Martha Coakley scored a quite impressive victory in the Democratic primary yesterday, racking up 47% of the vote in a four person race. Second place finisher Michael Capuano had 28%, with Alan Khazei third, and Steve Pagliuca fourth. Coakley had an early lead, and she never relinquished it, running a strong campaign that was truly error free. She will face State Senator Scott Brown, who easily won the Republican primary over Jack E. Robinson. Brown immediately went on the attack, challenging Coakley to sign an anti-tax pledge, which Coakley derided as a campaign gimmick. I saw our old friend Eric Fehrnstrom, press guru to Mitt Romney, acting as a “senior advisor” to the Brown campaign, and sounding the Brown campaign themes in an interview after the Brown win. Coakley meanwhile brought together her Democratic opponents with a unity event at the Omni Parker House, and they all pledged their full support for her candidacy. Hard to see how Brown can win this one. Coakley has shown herself to be tough and disciplined, and should have a huge financial advantage to boot. It looks to me like it will be Coakley in an easy win.

The city by city results are here.

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3 Responses to Coakley v Brown

  1. Gerard Donahue says:

    Mayor Manzi:

    Hi say congrats to both. But Im hoping for the voters to see Scott Brown on the issues and have him elected in NOv.



  2. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    Actually, it did not matter who won. It was a victory for 2.5 trillion healthcare, trillions for cap and trade, up the debt limit, approval for card check, etc.

    Scott Brown should have asked her to sigh a pledge to raise taxes. The hand would have shot up. (Democratic reflex)



  3. Fred Mertz says:

    Yeah for Healthcare! Yeah for Cap and Trade!

    Speaking of reflexes, still can’t help that “no new taxes” pledge? Have you noticed your calendar move since 1992?



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