Boston (CNN) – Republican Scott Brown won a major upset victory in Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by liberal Democrat Ted Kennedy.
With more than three-quarters of results counted, Brown had 52 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate, according to the the National Election Pool, a consortium of media organizations including CNN. Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy, a libertarian who is not related to the Kennedy political family of Massachusetts, had 1 percent.
Brown's victory made real the once unthinkable prospect of a Republican filling the seat held by Kennedy, known as the liberal lion, for almost 47 years until his death due to brain cancer last August.
Yes we can!
Congratulations Mr Brown!!!!
Can you hear us NOW Democrats???
Way to go Brown!!
Have fun playing basketball with Obama!!!!
This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Hopefully, this will force Obama to govern from the center.
Another Democrat bites the dust!!!!!
So... does anyone see a trend starting here? go GOP!!! We are sick and tired of paying rediculously high taxes for NOTHING. It will only get worse unless we get the liberals out of power.
We need more Reagan Conservatives in office. Keep pushing the liberals out.
Did you get the message Obama? Knock it off.
Democrats better take notice...we will be coming to a state near you in November. Tea Party ON Baby!!
It just doesn't get any better than this. Good to see all the liberals and other Democrats posting their views here. Maybe some common sense will rub off on them.
Well, it looks like the stupid people will get the chance to finish the job of destroying the country. Unless Democrats in Congress get their act together and start working together to do what the American people elected them to do, this will be the first of many losses. Once again, people expected instant solutions to problems eight years in the making, and when they didn't get them they took away the ability to continue working toward the solutions. Now the people who made the mess have the power to stop any further fixing. Way to go, Massachusetts!
I am disappointed by the outcome of the elections. Whatever message they intented to send, it does not sit quite well with what Kennedy devoted his life to, the welfare of the poor and voiceless
Tissues... get your tissues HEE-YAH...
I am from Mass and I feel sorry for Ted Kennedy legacy, but Reid, Pelosi and Obama cause this mess for not listing to us and treating us like garbage. I am in depended voter who voted for Obama, boy was I wrong. I had no choice but to vote for Brown to teach this 3 folks to LISTEN to US..
so... why vote overwhelmingly for Obama then vote in this senator to block everything the President does? Talk about stupid people. That was worse than Calif. Democrats helping to get rid of gray davis and voting in arnold schwarzeneggar. this country has some of the dumbest citizens.
great ,great. great. It's obama lost. Soon 2010 and 2012.
He did nothing as a state senator except execute the same Chicago style politics as we are seeing now. His progressive agenda is dead and I am not sure they know it. They will after the midterms when the rest of the progressives/democrats meet their Waterloo from us "tea baggers." Any Republicans who want to join in on their non-responsiveness to the American public can be sent to pasture also!
3 Down, many many more to come....
The margin is big enough that they can't even cry the election was stolen in a state run by democrats. Let the excuses and blame fly. Democrats will be pushing each other in front of buses to distance themselves from this.
I was flipping cable nes channels watching the election results.
Fox , CNN and MSNBC.
As I stopped at MSNBC, what did I hear from I beleive it was Howard Dean, he blamed GEORGE BUSH for the results. Really, he did. He actually said Bush was to blame for the bad mood in the country and that is why the Republican was winning.
When are the Washington Democrats going to grow up. The people voted last November for change. They have not seen it, THAT is why the Dems lost. Stop blaming Bush.
The first defeat of many for the democrats. Maybe they'll learn something
Watching the Brown's party....see only white folks and tea partiers. NO brown, black or yellow folks. What's with that, Massachusetts?
Just one of many more to come.