Brown Wins, Coakley Loses

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State Sen. Scott Brown won a stunning victory over Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley Tuesday night, handing Republicans a 41st seat in the United States Senate and endangering health care reform by bringing an end to the Democrats’ 60-seat majority.

The Associated Press called the race for Brown as the Republican held a 53 percent to 46 percent edge over Coakley with more than 70 percent of precincts reporting. Coakley conceded defeat to Brown in a phone call shortly before the race was called, two Democrats confirmed to POLITICO.
Cue all of the buzzwords (i.e. "astounding" "dramatic" "repudiation" "stunning" "referendum" et al)...

More tomorrow.

Photo: AP