Maybe Scott Brown Wasn't an Outlier

By James Antle, The American Spectator - October 7, 2010

BOSTON -- A strange wind is blowing in Massachusetts. Or maybeit's a red tide. Just over the past few weeks, there have beensigns that the Democratic Party cannot necessarily take thehomeland of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, and Michael Dukakis forgranted.

Consider: The polls show Republican gubernatorial nomineeCharlie Baker closing in on Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. At leastone survey shows Patrick's lead within the margin of error.Independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill has lost hisRepublican running mate and campaign manager, possibly paving theway for Baker to consolidate the center-right vote.

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