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Here's a brief look at what's being said in the political and media world about the Senate race.

On Khazei's Afghanistan Speech

A blogger at Blue Mass Group praised Alan Khazei for his speech calling to draw back troops in Afghanistan.

The Globe's Matt Viser offered analysis of Khazei's speech on Afghanistan, calling the candidate's position a risky move.

Harvard's student newspaper The Crimson reported on Khazei's speech at the university. Included in the article are reactions from members of the Harvard Republican Club.

WBUR's political reporter, Fred Thys, analyzed Khazei's position on Afghanistan in a report that included an interview with a local student who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.


Alex Beam of the Boston Globe wrote about who is endorsing which candidate in his column Tuesday.

Social innovation writer David Bornstein endorsed Alan Khazei in his article Monday on the Huffington Post, calling the City Year founder "the best bet to carry Ted Kennedy's legacy forward."

The Front Runner: Coakley

The Globe published an in-depth profile of Senate candidate Martha Coakley.

The Cape Cod times interviewed Martha Coakley about her support for Cape Wind.

The Newcomer: Pagliuca

Jessica Van Sack of the Boston Herald engaged the campaign of Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca by reporting that the candidate profited $2 million from a health care merger that eventually caused the layoffs of 365 employees at Denver-based Coram Healthcare.

'The Kennedy Seat'

WBUR aired a piece by Curt Nickish about the influence of the late Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate candidates.

Khazei has released a new commercial that begins with footage of the famous "Ask not" speech delivered by Ted Kennedy's brother John F. Kennedy.

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reported on a mystery blogger who is closely following the Senate race on — and becoming an important daily source of information for the campaigns.

This program aired on November 17, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.



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