Thank you for your overwhelming response to help Martha Coakley, running for Senate in Massachusetts. In just days, Council for a Livable World supporters have contributed thousands of dollars to help her campaign.
Recent polls show the race is still too close to call and Republican Scott Brown could still win next week’s special election for the Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for more than forty years.
A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling shows Republican Scott Brown actually leading Democrat Martha Coakley by one point. A second poll by the Boston Globe finds Brown and Coakley neck and neck among respondents who were “extremely interested” in the race.
Contributions for the last few days of the campaign are crucial. Right wing groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce, American Future Fund and National Republican Trust PAC are pouring money into the state in these final days to elect one of their own.
Brown should not hold the seat of the late Senator Edward Kennedy. It is critical that all registered voters in Massachusetts vote. Here are just four of the many reasons why:
- A Brown victory could mean the death of the health care bill.
- The rest of President Obama’s 2010 agenda, including votes on nuclear arms treaties, could be jeopardized by a Republican win in Massachusetts.
- According to political pollster Andrew Smith, “If there ever was a time for a Republican to win here, now is the time.’’
- Republicans voters, angry because of the struggling economy and the Obama Administration, are more motivated to turn out than Democrats.
Progressive Martha Coakley is taking decisive action in these final days of the campaign to regain control of the race and win the election.
Special election outcomes are notoriously difficult to predict, so any polls are of uncertain reliability. But it is no longer the proverbial “slam dunk” that a progressive will win Sen. Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts.
A Republican victory in Massachusetts will have far-reaching consequences across the country. Coakley’s campaign can turn out the progressive vote in these final days.
With your help, we can keep this Senate seat where it belongs – in the hands of a dedicated champion of progressive change.