New In The Phoenix -- Taking Sides For Senate

In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have an "items" column, with three items about the Massachusetts US Senate race.

First, I look at the endorsements being made by local and state political officeholders -- really, a divide between Martha Coakley and Michael Capuano. In the article, I note that Congresswoman Niki Tsongas had not yet endorsed; after we went to press, Tsongas announced her endorsement of Coakley.

Item #2 looks at how the Steve Pagliuca campaign thinks he can win, even though all the local punditry thinks he has no chance.

Item #3 considers the seeming effectiveness of the state GOP, and its candidate Scott Brown, in helping drive the media and public discussion (mostly by attacking Coakley). Is the Mass. GOP getting its act together?

Here's the article: Taking Sides

Also in the issue, the Phoenix endorses Michael Flaherty for Mayor, along with its district council endorsements.
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