Sandy Affects U.S. Senate Race's Final Days

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With the election one week away, a new poll shows the race between Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren is essentially a dead heat. The Boston Globe survey gives Brown a slight edge, 45 to 43 percent.

Meantime, Tuesday night's fourth and final debate between the candidates will not take place. Sen. Brown pulled out Monday, citing "concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy." Later in the day, Warren agreed.

The debate organizers — including WBUR — are negotiating to try to reschedule.

For more the race, WBUR's Bob Oakes spoke with Tufts University political science professor Jeff Berry on Morning Edition.

This program aired on October 30, 2012.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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