Republican Scott Brown won a huge victory over Democrat Martha Coakley on Tuesday to fill the former Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts. Read more on Scott Brown’s win and see his acceptance speech video below!
Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley called to concede the race for the Massachusetts Senate special election.
“Tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken,” Brown said to supporters at his victory rally.
Brown’s victory is the very first for Republicans at the Senate level for Republican in Massachusetts since 1972.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama called Scott Brown and “congratulated Senator Brown on his victory and a well-run campaign.”
Scott Brown will give Republicans a 41st seat in the Senate, which will rob the Democrats of the majority they had used to pass President Obama’s health care plan recently.
“Democrats will try to play this race off as an isolated incident, but the recent spate of polling in swing districts across the country proves that Massachusetts isn’t the exception of the 2010 election cycle, its the rule,” said National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Ken Spain. “Any Democrat who voted for the health care bill now knows how big of an albatross they will have hanging around their necks.”
Congrats to Scott Brown on his huge win!
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