The widow of former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy appears in a new campaign ad for Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate locked in an increasingly tight Senate race.
"It's not the Kennedy seat, It's the people's seat," Vicki Kennedy says, using a phrase repeated by Scott Brown, her GOP opponent. "The mother struggling to make ends meet, the father trying to find a job. My husband fought for them, and so does Martha Coakley. Cracking down on Wall Street and insurance company abuses. Fighting for working families. That's what Martha Coakley stands for, and I'm proud to stand with her."
In the past few days, outside groups have poured millions of dollars into the race, the outcome of which will have huge implications for the future of health care reform.
Though Coakley has held an advantage in the polls throughout the week, a new Suffolk University poll out today gives Scott Brown a slim lead.
Watch the ad: