And his track record backs that up. Lowry can be as single minded as they come when he wants to be. But at no point in his career has he faced a series like this. Since January, not counting the public financing that both Coakley and Berwick received, just $400,000 separates Coakley, the most prolific fundraiser, from Grossman, the least prolific, and a political action committee has been making independent expenditures for Grossman.”I think that is a concern, that she lacks the political chops to get through a tough campaign because of her failure (in 2010),” said Michael Shea, a Democratic political consultant who worked for Coakley primary opponent, Michael Capuano, in 2010 and is not involved in the current race.Coakley says the short time frame of a special election contributed to her 2010 defeat, along with national dynamics. It was the only race in the country at the time and drew millions of dollars in outside spending. The election became a referendum of Democratic President Barack Obama health care overhaul, with Brown, backed by the conservative tea party, campaigning as the final vote Republicans needed to block the law.
One of the coldest places on Earth is experiencing a record breaking heat waveOne of the coldest regions on Earth has been experiencing a record breaking heat wave in recent weeks amid growing fears about devastating wildfires and melting permafrost. Khatanga, a town in Siberia Arctic Circle, registered highs of over 80 degrees Fahrenheit this week, according to Accuweather, far above the 59 degrees F historical average, as the whole of western Siberia basked in unseasonable warmth. The report is not expected to be made public until decisions are made about potentially restoring Capt.