Brown, Coakley Vie For Last Minute Support 

BOSTON - With the polls now open in Massachusetts, and a light snow falling, the two candidates are taking different approaches to reaching out to voters.

Democrat Martha Coakley, who voted at 7 a.m. in Medford, will spend the day greeting people at polling stations across the state, including Springfield, Boston, Fall River and Worcester. Brown will vote in his hometown of Wrentham at 9:30 a.m.

After that, the candidate will take the the phones, a tradition that dates back to Brown's very first campaigns for the Wrentham Board of Selectmen and the Massachusetts State House.

"He has a ritual he goes through," a campaign aide said. "He hops on the phone and calls a lot of supporters. He's met an enormous amount of people throughout his career. He just reaches out to as many people as he can to remind them to vote."

Coakley voted with her husband at Medford's Brooks School. There were a few supporters waiting out front, and no line inside.

That's because turnout is expected to be extremely light - under 10 percent according to some estimates, which some political analysts believe could benefit Brown because his supporters have so far been more enthusiastic and perhaps more determined to get out the vote.

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