He did it! Yes, Scott Brown (R) defeated Martha Coakley (D) in a special election held in Massachusetts (not Massachusettes) last night. This election was held to fill the late Ted Kennedy's (D) U.S. Senate seat which was held by the "Lion of the Senate" for 47 years.
The once blue state bled red last night, as the citizens of Massachusetts sent a strong message to Washington and the Democrats currently in control. The fact that one of the most liberal states in the country just voted a Republican into the U.S. Senate should send shock waves across the country as well as right here in Manchester, NH.
Back door, behind-the-scene, lucrative, "Chicago-style" politics are not wanted by the people locally or across the country. Transparency and disclosure has not happened as promised, and billions of tax-payer dollars have been spent with no end in sight. Republican Anger Seen As Key For Brown Win, not only are Republicans angered, so are the Independents, the very same Independents that voted for President Obama in 2008.
And if there were any gossip of the Senate "cramming" the Healthcare vote through before Scott Brown could be sworn into his position, or Massachusetts stalling his appointment until the bill could be voted on, it was made certain today that no such thing would happen. President Obama stated that the Senate is to wait for Senator Brown before casting any votes on the bill.
The current administration has been sent a message by this special vote, and the message is one of anger. New Hampshire Democrats are disappointed at the results of the Massachusetts' election but do not believe it will carry over to the November 2010 New Hampshire election. "We're used to hard fights here in New Hampshire, and we're ready for every single race that will be on the ballot," said New Hampshire Democratic chairman Ray Buckley.