So far, Senate special election race lacks pizazz

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

What the political world thought would be a barn-burning US Senate race that would draw national media attention has fizzled into a slumbrous event that has yet to stir the sort of passions and interest that marked ­recent campaigns…

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“It’s not the prizefight we thought we would have. We have this whole lack of gravitas. They don’t invoke the ­vision of a Ted Kennedy or ­Henry Cabot Lodge. They are standard, by-the-book party candidates, unlike the Brown-Warren race, which put the whole world on edge.’’

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