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How-Now-Brown Cause?

The best fights are the ones with the long odds. Massachusetts Republican state senator Scott Brown has them stacked (oh so high) against him in his quest to beat front-running über-liberal Attorney General Martha Coakley in the January 19 special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy. But, there’s a feel — from e-mails and calls from Bay State political pals (and even some Jim Geraghty musings) — that something’s afoot. That maybe, just maybe, he can pull this off. Imagine: Brown (who comes across as very impressive) becoming that one critical GOP vote that will give Harry Reid the permanent conniption he so sorely needs. So I’m in — just made my contribution to the Brown campaign here (hey, you can’t win without dough!). The Red Sox aside, there’s a soft spot in my heart for Massachusetts (I went to college and got married there, plus the glorious Mrs. F hails from stunning Leominster) — it’s the spot that finds the prospect of this seat going Republican (and to a conservative) absolutely wicked ahsome! I’ll even put my Yankees cap in storage and wear the dreaded lid of that team that plays at Fenway (for all 2010) if God does me this one small favor.

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