Senator Ed Markey?

Now that Scott Brown is out of the picture, the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation is in the driver's seat. Can he stay there?

What Senate Democrats’ support for Ed Markey means

What once looked like a wide open and potentially crowded Democratic race in the Bay State is now beginning to resemble a coronation, reflecting a clear desire on the part of Senate Democrats to head off a divisive primary, with the threat of Sen. Scott Brown (R) looming on the other side.