Media impact on the special election

Larry Weil
Sat Jan 23 13:04:14 EST 2010

At 08:58 AM 1/23/2010, SteveOrdinetz wrote:

>At 09:54 PM 1/22/2010, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>>I was talking with Scott on Tuesday night, and he pointed out to me
>>that traditionally Republican parts of Western Mass. voted
>>overwhelmingly for Coakley over Brown, whereas people within the
>>Boston market went the other way.
>Excuse the stupid question, but I've lived in N.H. most of my life 
>and Mass. politics is peripheral at best.  What encompasses the 
>district that was former Ted Kennedy's?  Western Mass, the Cape & 
>Boston area all one district?  Talk about gerrymandering!

District?  This was a Senate race, so the "district" is the entire 
state.  But the Boston Globe earlier this week had an article and a 
map breaking down the vote by city/town, and I believe this is where 
this discussion originated.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH 

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