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Off to the races: Mass. Senate race's long end

Charlie Cook: “Republicans’ path to a Senate majority is a narrow one. Not everything has to go right for the GOP to win the six seats they need for a majority, but they can’t afford many errors either, particularly those that are self-inflicted.” And he closes with: “While some Republican activists seem to have learned the lessons of 2010 and 2012, it is clear that not everyone got the memo.”

MASSACHUSETTS: The Boston Globe: “Trailing in the polls and facing a forecast of dismal voter turnout, Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez made one final push for support at a rally Monday with former US senator Scott Brown, the last Republican to score an upset victory in heavily Democratic Massachusetts. … Democrat Edward J. Markey, backed by the party’s vaunted political operation to help get supporters to the polls, held his final rally in his hometown of Malden Monday evening, after campaigning in Springfield, Worcester, and Lawrence.”

More: “If Gomez is to pull off a surprise victory Tuesday, he will need to roll up wide margins in conservative-leaning communities on Cape Cod and south of Boston, as well as along Interstate 495, in places such as North Attleborough and Marlborough. Massachusetts Republicans have long relied on strong turnout in those areas to help them overcome the lopsided advantage that Democrats command in liberal cities such as Boston.”