--I mentioned Scott Brown's endorsement by the Eagle Tribune yesterday, but missed his additional nod from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which wrote in part:
"The reality is that Massachusetts voters gain little by electing yet another Democrat to a congressional delegation that is already the bluest in the nation. With Mr. Brown, they would establish a foothold on the GOP side of the aisle that could prove invaluable in coming years when, as it inevitably does, the pendulum of political power swings back toward the middle.”--Martha Coakley also landed a couple of newspaper endorsements yesterday, securing the nod of the MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News (one editorial endorsement, printed in two papers), who wrote that Coakley, "has a broad knowledge of public policy and a sterling record of public service….What makes her the clear choice in this race are personal qualities: intelligence, integrity, diligence and compassion. She is a strong leader, a good communicator, and an effective collaborator.”
The Coakley campaign stressed that the editorial cites Brown's, "lack of understanding or a lack of seriousness about the choices the nation faces," and points out that both of these papers are in his Senate district. Although in theory every newspaper (and person) who endorses Scott Brown is within Coakley's Attorney General district.
--Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker writes that the MA Senate race is shaping up like the Clinton-Obama contest where the leading woman candidate was overtaken by a relatively unknown man (Who's willing to bet Scott Brown would rather not be compared to Obama?) She notes, "Brown just might be in sync with enough voters, not to mention tea partiers who have a habit of tossing coins at anti-tax candidates, to overtake his opponent."
--The Herald's Jessica Van Sack reports that Organizing for America, "a grass-roots group linked to President Obama" emailed supporters yesterday in an attempt to drive up interest in the Coakley campaign just over a week before the election.
--Chris Cassidy writes in the Salem News that Coakley is crushing Brown in donations from the North Shore, but Brown is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night with Gubernatorial candidate (and North Shore resident) Charlie Baker.
--Speaking of Baker, the Globe's Matt Viser reports on the disconnect in the Mass GOP on gay marriage. Baker and fellow Republican Gubernatorial nominee Christy Mihos support it, while Scott Brown has long been opposed.
--The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza sums up the debate on whether or not this race is getting closer.
--Finally, the candidates for Senate will square off in their final debate tonight at 7pm. The debate will be held at UMass Boston and moderated by former presidential advisor David Gergen. Yours truly will be participating in a live-chat with WBUR, which you will find here later today.