“Everybody says she’s the frontrunner. She’s the Martha Coakley in this race. ‘Nothing to see here folks, we’re going to win,’” Ellis said, referring to the Democrat who was presumed to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) last year — then was routed in the special election by Republican Scott Brown.
“It worked out really well for Coakley,” Ellis said.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.