Is Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts a sign of things to come? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Washington (CNN) - Political analysts say that emotions played as big a role as issues in Republican Scott Brown's earthshaking win this week in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts.
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And those emotions will appear likely to influence the rest of the political season into the November midterm elections.
"People are so angry out here in the real world they can't see straight," political analyst Jennifer Donahue said.
Independent voters can break an election. It happened in 2008 and once again in 2010.
A day after his victory to fill Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat, Brown said Wednesday the one thing he heard the most during his campaign was that people were tired of business as usual.
"That means the behind-the-scenes deals. ... They want to make sure that their elected officials are doing things in a transparent manner, and doing it with the best interests of our state and mine."
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