Martha Coakley won the Democratic primary Tuesday in the race to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. If she succeeds in the general election, she will be the first woman senator for Massachusetts.
Each of the four Democratic candidates tends to skew pretty far left, and many likely voters are dedicated Democrats as well. Massachusetts holds its primary in the race for Kennedy’s Senate seat on Tuesday.
For three of the four candidates in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the temptation to try to position themselves as heir to the Kennedy legacy has proved too sweet to resist.
Bill approved Thursday permits the governor to appoint an interim senator until the special election. Action moves to Senate, where delay is likely.