I would be interested in reading Jim Antle’s thoughts on this CQ article on the possibility of a Republican successor to Ted Kennedy for the Massachusetts senate seat.
I am not an expert but I am skeptical of the idea that Massachusetts Republicans are capable of mounting an effective race. The CQ article references the 36 percent of Mass. voters who went for McCain in the last election in addition to a large block of independents, but the first step toward uniting those voters behind a candidate would be fielding a real candidate. Recent history suggests that might be a tall order…
The favorite at this point has to be Joe Kennedy.
I think Curt Schilling, who is profiled in the article, legitimately could have won a statewide race in November of 2004 or even 2007.