It is official, President Barack Obama is extending his coattails and giving Martha Coakley a ride, injecting some much-need life into her campaign to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant seat and maintain the all-important Democratic supermajority in the Senate.
Lets hope that Obama's centrist credentials don't turn off voters in one of the most liberal states in the Union.
Recent polling has Coakley down four points to her opponent, Scott Brown. Out-of-state Republican interest groups have been filling Brown's coffers in hopes of claiming momentum coming into the 2010 primary season. This is not-unlike the out-of-state influences orchestrating the meteoric rise of arch-conservative Rand Paul against the needs and better judgement of Kentuckians.