BOSTON - The final push for votes continues in Massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's special election to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy.
Democrat Martha Coakley, who had been considered a virtual cinch to succeed Kennedy a few months ago, is in a close battle with state Senator Scott Brown, who vows to be the 41st vote against President Barack Obama's domestic agenda.
Speaking at an annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast in Boston, Coakley said King would be standing with her on many of the causes that Brown vows to oppose, including providing health care to all.
Brown was also in attendance, but was not on the speaking agenda.
Republicans are counting on opposition to Democratic efforts to overhaul health care to help send Brown to Capitol Hill. Polls suggest that a majority of the 51 percent of Massachusetts voters who are registered independents are leaning toward Brown.
Obama traveled to Boston yesterday to rally support for Coakley. Today, Coakley told reporters she's confident that a weekend get-out-the-vote effort would help her to victory. A snowstorm that dumped up to 8 inches on parts of the state might affect voter turnout.
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