Today is the big election in Massachusetts, with Republican newcomer Scott Brown threatening the Democratic operative Martha Coakley’s plan to assume the Senate seat of the late Edward Kennedy. If a Republican wins in this most Democratic of states, that icy chill you may feel is Hell freezing over. At risk is the Democrats’ super-majority of 60 in the Senate, which is enough to stop Republican filibusters. If Brown wins, though, Republicans will have clout again and must be consulted in any big legislation, such as Health Care Reform.
What do you predict will happen? Why? And what does it all mean?
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