How concerned are Democratic interest groups that Sen. Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts might go to a Republican? Let's put it this way. This week, the Service Employees International Union spent $665,000 on the below ad, attacking Scott Brown, the Republican challenger to Democrat Martha Coakley.
With polls showing the Coakley/Brown race too close to call in deep-blue Massachusetts, Democrats are sweating, dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars, spearheading myriad fundraising drives, and dispatching a great deal of personnel to the state, to assure she seals the deal. SEIU is just as concerned.
And, as I reported earlier today, if she doesn't, it could doom health care reform