From Death Penalty Debate To Split Kennedy Endorsements, U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

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There's been quite a flurry of activity in recent days among the Democrats vying to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

The week started with a dispute over the death penalty. It continued with a race to lock up union support. And it closes with signs of a split in the Kennedy family over endorsements.

WBUR's Democratic consultant Dan Payne explains what the latest developments mean.

This program aired on October 9, 2009.

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