Outside groups on both sides of the Massachusetts Senate race are spending millions of dollars to endorse their choice and attack the opposing candidate, The Associated Press reported.
According to the news outlet, the race between Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown has gained national attention, as the seat that was held for nearly 50 years by Edward M. Kennedy is open in 2012.
The AP reported that the race in Massachusetts may foreshadow what the national election will be like, as special interest groups and Super PACs will likely play a significant role.
“Massachusetts is at the end of the spear of what will be the big trend and the big story of 2012,” Ken Goldstein, president of Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks spending on political ads, told the news outlet.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Massachusetts race is representative of the two sides of the political spectrum, as Warren has offered her support for the Occupy Wall Street protests while Brown is campaigning on traditional Republican themes of smaller government and lower taxes.