Politics & Government

January 18, 2010 5:20 PM

Despite Obama campaign visit, Coakley seems besieged

In Boston's suburbs, the gritty streets of Worcester or amid the crowd heading to the hockey game in downtown Boston, voters made the same points Monday: Republican Scott Brown has charisma, and something about Democrat Martha Coakley bothers them. If Coakley loses Tuesday's election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, it could derail the health care crusade Kennedy called "the cause of my life."

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