Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate seat Martha Coakley.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate seat Martha Coakley.

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, Martha Coakley, is comforted by Massachusetts state senate president, Therese Murray and prepares to speak at the Sheraton in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Coakley is running against Repubulican State Senator Scott Brown in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. UPI/Ryan T. Conaty