Brown Winner In Massachussets Senate Race
Voter anger is seems to be what explains the upset victory of Scott Brown over Martha Coakley.
The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the seat that the late Sen. Edward Kennedy held for nearly half a century signaled big political problems for the president’s party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.
More immediately, Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president’s health care legislation and the rest of Obama’s agenda. Democrats needed Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters.
Coakley has phoned Brown to concede the race, and President Obama has called Brown to congratulate him on his victory.Click here for reuse options!
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