Knowing that it would touch off a huge debate, I've tried to avoid the Massachusetts Senate Race on the blog. But how can I? You've got a BC grad/BC dad taking on a Democrat for Ted Kennedy's old seat. That's big news even if you are not a Bay State voter. My votes tend towards the conservative side, so I probably would have supported Brown even if his kids went to BU. But his daughter was kind enough to interact with this blog and has been a model BC student since she arrived on campus. I hope she gets to sing a celebration song with her dad Tuesday night.Regardless of which candidate you support, I strongly encourage everyone to vote. It is your duty and your privilege.