Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Massachusetts Republican State Senator Scott Brown has now become Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
In a stunning night, Brown roared to the finish line with 52% of the vote; Coakley received 47%, and independent/libertarian candidate Joe Kennedy (no relation) got 1%. The Democrat agenda (including President Obama's health care plan) now hangs in the balance, since the Republican Party will now control 41 Senate seats, enough to sustain a filibuster.