The Sun shines on Deval Patrick

Two newspaper polls may predict the winning Democratic for Governor race, and the Red Hot favorite in a very Blue State is Patrick over Reilly 48% to 43% 

"Tom Reilly's gubernatorial campaign might not be toast, but it certainly isn't the Tuscan bruschetta it was several months ago." - Lowell Sun

Deval PatrickAs reported by Blue Mass Group yesterday, in an editorial titled "Signs of a meltdown" Lowell Sun Editor Jim Campanini reports that a, "Jan. 11 Sun Internet poll attracted a record 1,343 respondents to the question: If the election were held today, who would you vote for: Kerry Healey, Deval Patrick or Tom Reilly? Patrick won with 48 percent to Reilly's 43 percent."

Campanini argues that Attorney Generals have a hard time getting elected to statewide office ("Only one attorney general -- Republican Edward Brooke -- has won higher office in Massachusetts"), and cites the following signs that "Reilly is on the edge of a freefall with the public:" red eyes at the Conte press conference; endorsing the in-state tuition bill for undocumented aliens; disclosing an arrest for drinking as an underage college student; and standing by as "Gov. Mitt Romney's 8.5 percent cut in 2006 auto-insurance rates was accepted," instead of pushing for a higher reduction.

Lowell Sun Editor Jim Campanini reports that a, "Jan. 11 Sun Internet poll attracted a record 1,343 respondents to the question: If the election were held today, who would you vote for: Kerry Healey, Deval Patrick or Tom Reilly? Patrick won with 48 percent to Reilly's 43 percent."

Campanini argues that Attorney Generals have a hard time getting elected to statewide office ("Only one attorney general -- Republican Edward Brooke -- has won higher office in Massachusetts"), and cites the following signs that "Reilly is on the edge of a freefall with the public:" red eyes at the Conte press conference; endorsing the in-state tuition bill for undocumented aliens; disclosing an arrest for drinking as an underage college student; and standing by as "Gov. Mitt Romney's 8.5 percent cut in 2006 auto-insurance rates was accepted," instead of pushing for a higher reduction.

Patrick is reported by The Berkshire Eagle to be a run-away favorite in Berkshire County as well, and that's the most conservative voting block in this very Blue State.

Fundraising is a different matter

In fundraising by the end of 2004, Reilly had $3,700.000 to Patrick's $510,000, but the latter has only been running for three months while the Attorney General has be at it for years. 

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