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Capuano looks to be most formidable against Brown

While I agree with the thrust of Joan Vennochi’s Jan. 3 Op-ed column (“Democrats for democracy? Not in Mass.”) — that state Democrats would be well served by a hard-fought primary to determine their party’s senatorial candidate — it’s not because, as she suggests, such a primary would necessarily produce a stronger candidate. It certainly did not do so in the case of Martha Coakley’s winning primary campaign in 2010. Rather, it is because such a primary might be won by US Representative Michael Capuano.

I think that Capuano would be the most formidable Democratic candidate against likely challenger Scott Brown this year (as he would have been two years ago), instead of US Representative Edward Markey, who certain Democratic insiders appear eager to anoint as their party’s candidate.

Stanley Spiegel

Brookline

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