From NBC's Mark Murray
First Read has confirmed that the Democratic National Committee is dispatching one of its senior communications aides, Hari Sevugan, to Boston to help Martha Coakley (D) in next week's special election to permanently fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
This move comes after considerable buzz that Coakley's race against Scott Brown (R) is narrowing. But a Boston Globe poll over the weekend showed Coakley up by double digits.
Said a DNC official about Sevugan's move to Massachusetts: "The Globe poll shows the campaign is well positioned. This should be read as sign that despite that strong poll we aren't taking anything for granted."