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Coakley To Submit Signatures In Mass. Senate Race

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Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's collected more than enough voter signatures to secure a place on the ballot for the special election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Coakley is planning to drop off 17,000 certified voter signatures at the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office Monday afternoon.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate must collect at least 10,000 signatures certified by local city and town clerks.

Coakley is the first candidate to submit the needed signatures.

Other Democrats running for the seat include U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, City Year founder Alan Khazei and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca.

Republican candidates include Sen. Scott Brown of Wrentham and Canton Selectman Bob Burr.

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