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Mass. Dems: We're Not Going to Let Democracy Get in the Way of Obamacare

Panic.

12:25 PM, Jan 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Boston Herald reports that interim Senator Paul Kirk says he would "absolutely" vote for Obamacare even if Scott Brown wins the election, and the Massachusetts secretary of state wouldn't certify the election results until February 20 if Brown wins, so congressional Democrats would have enough time to pass Obamacare:

Today, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is overseeing the election but did not respond to a call seeking comment, said certification of the Jan. 19 election by the Governor’s Council would take a while.

“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”

Another source told the Herald that Galvin’s office has said the election won’t be certified until Feb. 20 - well after the president’s address.

Perhaps the Democrats are just too panicked to have any idea what kind of backlash this would create across America. The boss predicted Thursday night that they would have to start going negative, and Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling writes that the Democrats should do just that: "Coakley's campaign or outside groups need to tie Brown's image to national Republicans and knock him down a notch over the final week of the campaign."

William Jacobsen looks into reports that there's an anti-Scott Brown push poll going on in Massachusetts.

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