Can Sam "play it again" in November?
All I know is there's a lot of time between now and then. I was with Sam Meas at the holiday parade in Haverhill, and when Scott Brown rolled up in his truck (yes, THAT truck) there was very little fan-fare and maybe a full-court basketball game's worth of people waiting for him. Maybe.
Obviously, a lot has changed in the last month.
Here in the 5th Congressional District, Brown carried 22 of the 29 towns and cities. The seven that went for Coakley are: Carlisle, Boxborough, Acton, Harvard, Lawrence, Sudbury, and Wayland.
Lowell was the most-populous city in Massachusetts that went for Brown.
I'll take the Captain Obvious Award for saying it, but things are about to get very interesting, as the level of national attention that'll come to House races in the state can only rise as a result of all of this.
[Full Disclosure: I am affiliated with the Sam Meas campaign, and will note that in any blog post or comment on other blogs that I make referencing Sam].