MA Sen: Schumer Goes Gutter, Globe Endorses, Dems Plot Delay
6:12 PM, Jan 13, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Sen. Chuck Schumer sent out a plea from Ted Kennedy's widow today with this charming introduction:
A senator using crude sexual slang in an official missive to voters does not seem like the best tack, here. And, then there's the issue of whether Brown, though certainly supported by Tea Partiers, is a Tea Party-style candidate. As Mark Hemingway notes, perhaps the purity-testing troglodytes of the movement are not as unsophisticated and ideological as the press would have you believe:
Meanwhile, the Boston Globe ends the suspense and...endorses Coakley, according to Twitter rumor.And, speculation about whether Democrats would delay Scott Brown's seating if he were to win gets more fuel from this AP report:
Massachusetts's top election official says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. That delay could let President Barack Obama preserve a key 60th vote for his health care overhaul even if the Republican who has vowed to kill it wins Democrat Edward M. Kennedy's former seat.
And, the McCormack story is not the only problem for Coakley coming out of the lobbyist schmooze night Coakley spent in D.C. The Massachusetts GOP hit her with this ad today: