Mass. AG Wins Dem Primary to Fill Ted Kennedy's Seat
Jan. 19 election next for Martha Coakley
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 8, 2009 8:06 PM CST
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley won today's Democratic primary and will run to fill Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has defeated three other candidates to win the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. The 56-year-old Coakley is vying to be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. She defeated Rep. Michael Capuano, City Year co-founder Alan Khazei and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca. She'll face Republican State Sen. Scott Brown in a general election Jan. 19.