BOSTON (CBS) – Political campaigns are like a basketball game.
Before and during the game, coaches work the refs, a.k.a. political reporters, hoping for favorable treatment. Once the game starts, both teams try to set the pace, provoking a running game if that’s their strength, slowing it down to a crawl if it isn’t.
And if you’re the home team, as Ed Markey is in the U.S. Senate race in our relentlessly Democratic state, you do your best to whip up the partisan crowd, the better to intimidate the visitors.
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