“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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.