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Predictions are futile, but here are two

I missed the chance to predict Seth Moulton’s victory over John Tierney. Wish I’d said something. I did think it would be a lot closer. So let me go on the record with two predictions right now.

1. An easy one. Richard Tisei had almost as bad a day as Tierney yesterday. He’s a moderate and a good guy, but a Republican is not going to beat the liberal Iraq War hero who knocked off Tierney.

2. A harder one. I think Charlie Baker will defeat Martha Coakley, and that it won’t be all that close. Massachusetts has a track record of liking moderate Republican governors to keep an eye on the Democratic legislature. And Coakley, to put it mildly, is an inept candidate.


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  1. Charlie might beat Martha, but I think it will be close. The Globe would ordinarily pound on Charlie but it’s not exactly fond of Martha. It will be interesting to see what the Op Ed big feet write in the next few weeks.

  2. I think Charlie’s going to win, as well. If her victory speech was a harbinger of the campaign she’s going to run, it’ll be 2010 all over again

  3. Mike Benedict

    Coakley may be the worst Boston area politician of the past 20 years.

    That’s not a compliment.

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