Mass Senate race now a "tossup" 

The candidate likes long walks on the beach, posing nude, and staring soulfully.

Since our Beltway Confidential colleagues are so scary crackers over this Bay State Senate race, we humbly offer the following:

CHARLIE COOK SAYS IT'S A TOSSUP OMG OMG OMG:

This race call is one of the toughest we've had in a long time. The modern electoral history of federal statewide races in Massachusetts argues strongly that while state Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee, could have a close race, at the end of the day it's unlikely that she ends up losing. After all, no Republican Senate candidate has won in the Bay State since 1972.

But the non-quantitative arguments are quite strong. Republican Scott Brown has been the superior candidate with, by a long shot, the better campaign.

There is more analysis, but you have to be a subscriber to get it (and Beltway Confidential, being a pious New Englander, parsimoniously restricts subscriptions to only the National Enquirer). But then again, Mass did elect Mitt Romney.

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