January 25th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
13 years ago

Angry voters could affect both parties

(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans woke up this week with a fresh perspective on the midterm elections.

To many political observers, the election of Republican Scott Brown is a game changer. He overcame what at one point was a 30-point deficit to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to serve out the remainder of the late Ted Kennedy's Senate term.

Democrats are trying to calm frustrated voters and make sure that recent losses in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia don't become a national trend. Republicans, still jubilant from last week's win, are hoping to capitalize on the excitement brewing from a refueled base.

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Filed under: 2010 • Democratic Party • Republican Party
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  1. Preston k

    Gkm james obama has to get going the gop will not do a thing for you dem are getting mad pass your bills before brown gets in we need jobs

    January 25, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |