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Coakley Raises $100,000 in 24 Hours

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday evening that her Senate campaign has raised more than $100,000 in online donations in the last 24 hours.

The Coakley campaign attributed the fundraising windfall to the endorsement from the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s widow and other family members on Thursday as well as pushback against attack ads against Coakley from a conservative advocacy group, American Future Fund.

“Today’s surge in on-line contributions is just the latest sign that the people of Massachusetts will not allow the extreme right-wing forces to hijack this race,” campaign manager Kevin Conroy said in a statement.

With just 11 days until the Jan. 19 special election, Democrats may finally be rousing themselves to the fact that there is a Senate race on, after Republican state Sen. Scott Brown began building some momentum over the holidays.

CQ Politics currently rates the general election contest Safe Democratic.

To see how the 2010 Senate races are shaping up, check out the CQ Politics’ election map.

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