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9:43 AM, Jan 19, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Stu Rothenberg: "If you are looking for an analogy for a Republican victory in Massachusetts, the best one for Democrats may well be the stock market crash of 1929. Come Tuesday night, you could have Democrats jumping out windows and off roofs ..."

Mass. Hysteria

Donna Brazille on "Good Morning America:" "There's no question that Mr. Brown had the momentum going into the final days of the campaign, but it stalled over the last couple of days. I think Martha will pick up the steam today, turn out her voters. The Demcorats have the apparatus. We can win this race today...We will win, George."

John Zogby on Hannity's radio show: "She (Coakley) ran a horrible race. She was very arrogant and very stand-offish. With that said, it's ultimately a referendum on the president, and at this point the president couldn't bow out...I'm gonna tell you I think Coakley's gonna win,  just barely, by one or less."

Curt Schilling on "The Daily Rundown," when asked if he was "waving the bloody sock today:" "I think there's enough momentum & energy in the state of Mass. to go around."

On being called a Yankees fan: "For her to be that out of touch was just another reinforcing argument."

Obama, in an Organizing for America e-mail: “The polls are still open, the choice has not been made, and you still have a crucial role to play by calling voters in Massachusetts. In a low-turnout special election like this one, every single voter counts,” he writes. “In a race as close as this one, no matter how many voters you call, you could tip the balance.”

The White House: "Massachusetts is completely unique, because the health reform law passed a few years ago," White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said. "It makes it an imperfect example and impossible to extrapolate."

Politics Daily: "This is not Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts anymore."

DSCC Chairman Robert Menendez: He said Democrats have learned a crucial lesson: that even in very blue states, Democrats should expect a “volatile” environment with a “tough” electorate — and “you can’t afford not to be aggressive.”

Vicki Kennedy, talking to MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell: "That's the way my husband always ran. You ask for everyone's vote, everyone's support. You can't take anything for granted. You shouldn't take anything for granted."

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