MONEY BOMB: REPUBLICAN BROWN
RAISES $1.3 MILLION IN SINGLE DAY
Republican candidate Scott Brown raised $1.3 million in an online "money-bomb" event Monday, according to his Senate campaign. The daylong fundraiser for the GOP candidate in next week's special election -- to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy -- was promoted by major conservative Web sites and bloggers. Recent polls indicate that Brown, a state senator, has gained ground on state attorney general Martha Coakley, creating the chance for a rare Republican victory in heavily Democratic Massachusetts. CANDIDATES MEET IN FINAL DEBATE
POLITICO: Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown faced off over health care, the war on terror and abortion during Monday night’s final televised debate in the Massachusetts special Senate election . . . READ MORE
BROWN IN DEBATE: 'WE ARE AT WAR'
BOSTON GLOBE: The sharpest exchanges came over national security, with Brown hammering Coakley for supporting civilian prosecution of suspected terrorists . . . and for not backing President Obama's proposal to add troops in Afghanistan. "We are at war," Brown said. "We're at war in our airports. We're at war in our shopping malls." . . . "It's naive to think that we have the troops to send everywhere," Coakley said . . . READ MORE BLOG COMMENTARY:
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VIDEO: AD HITS COAKLEY ON TAXES COMMENTARY: AMERICAN THINKER
BLUE TO RED?
RICHARD BAEHR: An unusual opportunity now presents itself in the special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, to take place on Tuesday, January 19. Republican Scott Brown is in striking range of Martha Coakley for the Senate seat once held by the late Ted Kennedy and now held by appointed interim Senator Paul Kirk. Massachusetts is not a Republican-friendly state. It voted for Obama over McCain by 26%. There are zero Republicans in the ten-member U.S House delegation . . . READ MORE BOSTON HERALD: If you love what's going on in Washington, well, then by all means vote for Martha Coakley . . . she won't make a dime's worth of difference in the balance of power in Washington. But if you're not happy with the status quo, if you think the way business is being conducted on Capitol Hill today is a disgrace and an affront to taxpayers, then you probably agree it's time for a change. Scott Brown can single-handedly deliver on that kind of change . . . READ MORE WORCHESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE: Given the serious issues that face our nation, and the deep ideological divides that have riven Congress, we believe that state Sen. Scott Brown is the best choice to reinvigorate Massachusetts' voice on Capitol Hill. . . . READ MORE
LAWRENCE EAGLE TRIBUNE: Now, voters in Massachusetts can make a real change in Washington. They can put a stop to the leftward surge in politics led by an unfettered Democratic Party. . . . On Jan. 19, vote to make a difference. Vote for real change. Vote to send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate . . . READ MORE