January 19th, 2010
09:36 PM ET
10 years ago

Coakley concedes race to Brown

Boston (CNN) – Democrat Martha Coakley called Republican Scott Brown Tuesday night to concede in the Massachusetts special Senate election, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King reports.

"She congratulated Scott Brown on the campaign and wished him well in the very consequential days he has ahead as he goes to Washington to take the seat that Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal icon, held for 46 years," King said, reporting from Brown's Election Night gathering.

Filed under: Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Right Leaning Independent

    What a great night!!! I will gladly take gridlock over what the Dems have given us over the past 12 months!!!

    January 19, 2010 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  2. howie

    I only hope all democrats takes this as well as Martha has, well done Ms Coakley

    January 19, 2010 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. Joe

    We are taking our Country back. Mass. today and the rest of the Country in November. Pelosi and Ried, listen up. The American people just spoke. Harry you are gone in November,

    January 19, 2010 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  4. Brian

    Democracy in action. I guess you really can't tell someone who to vote for. Hopefully the Democrat party has learned that Senate seats belong to the people, not the party.

    January 19, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. John

    For a republican to win a democratic state is just amazing! Perhaps the democrats should take note and pay attention to what majority of American people are saying: "we are not ready for a back-room one sided universal health-care plan." Is everyone ready for the remaining senate races this year!

    January 19, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  6. Mark Buxman

    To Ms. Coakley, take heart, even though the old dogs in D.C. say you ran a poor campaign consider the source. The idiots are destroying themselves with liberal plans that border on communism. I am a conservative but I used to be considered a Democrat and the way the party is going I feel like I am being told I will have this and I will do that. I'm sorry but that is not what the constitution says and the democrats seem to have forgotten that.

    January 19, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  7. Change in American

    Coakley was a awful candidate for the demoncrate. I know Kennedy is crying in his grave. I would never go to Mass again.

    January 19, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  8. TRUTH

    thi s loss is not her fault, mr. brown & the gop should thank oprah, if HILARY was in the DEM would've won by a land slide. the USA is still in better hands with the DEMS in power

    January 19, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  9. enkaynj

    Where were her priorities ?Vacationing while her opponent was fully engaged ? Fiddling while Rome was burning ? How can she be entrusted with public welfare ? Sad as it is to see the health care reform die, she deserved her loss. Only sad part is that she messed up recapturing Kennedy's senate spot. What a shame1 God rest his soul, he must be rolling in his grave. She has son a great disservice to his memory, his 47 years of public service and the people of Massachussetts and the country.

    January 19, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  10. John from LA

    Listen up all you Obamabots!!!!-We Independents DO NOT LIKE What the current Admin. is doing!!!!

    BYE BYE BO!!!

    January 19, 2010 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  11. ck



    A very humble THANK YOU to the intelligent people of Mass.!!!

    January 19, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  12. luke liberty

    thank you citizens of massachusetts.

    January 19, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  13. Debbe

    Sad day for America.....and...the people of Mass. have spoken. It seems the notion that we have become a nation of survival of the fittest versus survival of all is fast becoming the pervasive thought process. No complaining now....the stone has been cast...

    January 19, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. Beverly

    Way to Go!!!!!!

    January 19, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  15. tw

    The first republican salvo has been heard !!! Grats Scott Brown.
    And GrATS to America...

    January 19, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. me

    Next stop: 2010, then Palin 2012....:)

    January 19, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  17. in AK

    way to go brown !!!

    January 19, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  18. valwayne

    Poor Martha Coakley. She was up 20 points. The we had the Louisiana Purchase, then we had "The System Works" then we had the Cornhusker Kickback, then the $60 billion union payoff. Obama and the National Democrats destroyed Martha Coakley, and if they don't knock it off they are next!!!!

    January 19, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  19. Bob Herum

    Outstanding event ... Who would have guessed this could happen!

    January 19, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  20. DAVID

    any liberals want some cheese with your wine???? looks like unless the democrats want to commit political suicide by not seating Brown before the health care vote and if some small chance they decide on the nuclear option to ram through health care i do believe that 94' would look mild compared to what 2010 and 2012 will look like.... hang your heads, tear up the bill and start over with true reforms for health care... no back room deals, bribes, and payoffs..... tort reform, selling insurance across state lines, and getting rid of fraud and abuse is the key to bringing down costs..

    January 19, 2010 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  21. Robin

    Do you hear that? *WHOOSH*...

    It's the sound of REAL change!

    January 19, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  22. John Ca.

    Brown the 41 st votes to block all vote in Congress.org.

    January 19, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  23. josiah

    way to go Obama – real great – someone or many should be fired for their lack of creativity and foresight in predicting this – if this is how Boma runs his ship then they deserve to lose the majority – I'm a Democrat and I'm sick of the LAME, weak, and pathetic way Democrats are conducting themselves and the people's business – way too busy playing crap politics and blustering form an incoherent mob of idiots – do you realize what your slack attitudes and vision have just allowed to happen – really OBAMA – where is the CHANGE – you ain't done nothin!

    January 19, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |