Upset Central: Brown Beats Coakley for Mass. Senate Seat
The AP has called the Massachussetts senate race for Scott Brown. Coakley called Brown to concede at 9:19pm ET.
Let the post-mortems and blame begin. (For me, it's relief, since I wanted her to lose, based her prosecutorial and crime warrior record.) BTD , who wanted Coakley to win, should be landing soon and will provide his analysis.
For me, it's back to American Idol (did you know Scott Brown's daughter was a semi-finalist?) She's been campaigning for her dad.
The Dems have some work to do between now and November. [More...]
9:44 p.m. -- "It goes without saying that we are disappointed in tonight's result. There will be plenty of time to dissect this race and to apply the lessons learned from it ... we will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the America people and we will redouble our efforts to lay out a clear choice for voters this November" -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.
9:38 p.m. -- “I have no interest in sugar coating what happened in Massachusetts. There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient" -- Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez.
“In the days ahead, we will sort through the lessons of Massachusetts: the need to redouble our efforts on the economy, the need to show that our commitment to real change is as powerful as it was in 2008, and the reality that we cannot take a single thing for granted and cannot afford even a second of complacency."
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