Massachusetts

Brown Favored as Voters Go to Polls

Massachusetts voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Ted Kennedy’s replacement, and all signs point to the unthinkable: A Republican victory. After crunching the polling data, Nate Silver puts the odds of a victory for Republican Scott Brown at three-to-one. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to make sense of the pending upset, with most laying blame at the feet of their candidate, Martha Coakley. Democrats say Coakley expected to coast to victory after winning the Democratic primary—and, Politico says, even White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel blames her.