Running Scared?

So the last time I photographed anything from Martha Coakley’s U.S. Senate campaign, it was pretty much the last time she was out in public. Of course, when I last covered the campaign, Coakley was well on her way to winning the Democratic primary in a landslide. Since then? Well, she basically dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t make an appearance until last week.

Her rival, Scott Brown, has since closed the gap and is leading in several polls. I caught up with the Coakley campaign last night during a bunch of last-minute push events in anticipation of Tuesday’s election.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley stops to chat with Monica Michalides of Tewksbury and her dog, Momo, at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley greets supporters at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley, flanked by congressman Ed Markey, waits for her introduction at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

Politics and an Ed Markey battle cry is apparently no match for the video game being played by that kid on stage behind Coakley.

1.17.2010 — REVERE, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley shows her thanks for Congressman Ed Markey's remarks at a rally led by local Democrats at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 17, 2010.

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