Mass. AG Wins Dem Primary to Fill Ted Kennedy's Seat

Jan. 19 election next for Martha Coakley
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 8, 2009 8:06 PM CST
Mass. AG Wins Dem Primary to Fill Ted Kennedy's Seat
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley won today's Democratic primary and will run to fill Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.   (AP Photo)

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has defeated three other candidates to win the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. The 56-year-old Coakley is vying to be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. She defeated Rep. Michael Capuano, City Year co-founder Alan Khazei and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca. She'll face Republican State Sen. Scott Brown in a general election Jan. 19. (Read more Martha Coakley stories.)

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