Outside Groups Spending Big on Mass. Senate Race

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • USA Today

WASHINGTON -- Outside groups are pouring millions of dollars into Massachusetts' Senate race to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, highlighting a contest that could determine the fate of national health care legislation.

With days to go before Tuesday's election, groups are blanketing television airwaves, organizing fundraising drives and reminding voters of the national implications of a campaign that will decide whether Democrats keep the 60 votes they need to stop Senate Republicans from blocking legislation.

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