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Surprise coming in MA
gubernatorial race?

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/29/2014 10:41:16 AM

After this week’s dreary news out of Kansas, we owe Hot Air readers a pleasant surprise, and this may be it. Martha Coakley, who lost a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy four years ago despite the near-total grip Democrats have on Massachusetts, may be in the process of losing another election. Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker took his first lead in the Boston Globe poll series, edging Coakley barely, while neither candidate looks to be catching fire: Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: richwill, 8/29/2014 10:46:19 AM     (No. 9985834)

I cannot believe Massachusetts will elect a GOP governor.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Reality, 8/29/2014 10:59:41 AM     (No. 9985862)

Maybe President 0blamer will come and campaign for Marsha again. (I hope)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Babsathome, 8/29/2014 11:01:38 AM     (No. 9985869)

I tell you sincerely, Romney and others are occasionally elected by MA. Then they face an entirely surrounded by Dims, fix fiscal ails then get out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/29/2014 11:03:32 AM     (No. 9985874)

#1, quite often in the past they have: Sargent, Weld, and Romney most recently. Baker would have won in 2010 had not the Democrats put up a third party candidate masquerading as an independent.

I don´t want to invest too much hope in this. But Coakley is such a terrible candidate it´s amazing she was elected attorney general.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/29/2014 11:08:12 AM     (No. 9985883)

Gotta win by a lot to beat the fraud. Good luck to him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/29/2014 11:18:34 AM     (No. 9985910)

Nothing will morph a republican into a democrat faster than getting elected in MA.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/29/2014 11:33:59 AM     (No. 9985939)

Almost every MA race boils down to No Prize versus The Devil Incarnate.

The No Prize in this race is a decent though somewhat clueless man whom I will work to get elected. That´s the best we ever get here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: richdet, 8/29/2014 1:00:37 PM     (No. 9986105)

There have been many Republican governors in Massachusetts history. In the last 25 years alone, Republicans owned the office until Obama´s precursor Deval Patrick was elected in 2006.

I suppose it´s possible that the same voters who eagerly sat down to two servings of Deval Patrick, and then ordered up a plate of Elizabeth Warren, may be ready to take a pass on the Martha Coakley stinky cheese dish. Way too much of a bad thing. And the tab is already pretty steep. .... But I am not counting on it.

Finally, Charlie Baker is an intelligent, accomplished, and decent man. In a state whose officeholders are rarely any one of those things, he hardly is "no prize."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/29/2014 2:16:44 PM     (No. 9986212)

#8, I agree entirely he is intelligent, decent, and accomplished. I worked for his last campaign and really want to see him win - MA desperately needs him.

I am just concerned about his naming Jeb Bush as his political mentor. A prize in my definition would be an R brave and principled enough to name someone like Cruz or Walker or Goudy (Charlie wanted to name Reagan but was given only the choice of non-deceased politicians). And a prize could never get elected in MA. Sigh. But I will be very very happy if he can save us from the odious Martha.

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