Thursday, October 16, 2008

Massachusetts Senate: Kerry Visits ‘South Pacific’ for Re-Election Bid

By Nathan L. Gonzales

With Election Day just three weeks away, Sen. John Kerry (D) doesn’t seem the least bit worried about his re-election. The Massachusetts Senator was spotted exiting the Lincoln Center Theater in Manhattan on Saturday night after catching the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”

Four years ago, Kerry probably envisioned his October 2008 looking much, much different, touring Ohio or Florida, not the Upper West Side, in his quest for a second term as president. Now, Kerry is heavily favored for a fifth term in his race against former CIA agent Jeff Beatty (R) in next month’s general election. “South Pacific” is one of the toughest tickets in New York these days, so Kerry must have figured it was worth the risk.

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