Rothenberg Moves MA-SEN To ‘Leans Takeover’

Rothenberg Political Report today moved the Massachusetts Senate special election from a “tossup” rating to “leans takeover.”

“Brown is running extremely well with Independents in the Bay State, and unless Democratic turnout exceeds everyone’s expectations, Brown is headed for a comfortable win,” Rothenberg writes.

Cook Political Report, on the other hand, issued a statement yesterday saying the race is still in their “tossup” column, writing, “This race could still go either way, but we put a finger on the scale for Brown.”

The seat, which belonged to the late Ted Kennedy, is now held by interim Sen. Paul Kirk (D). Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley, as well as Libertarian Joe Kennedy, are vying for the seat.