Polls Close in Massachusetts Special Senate Election … Brown and Coakley, Let the Counting Begin (UPDATE: SCOTT BROWN WINS)


The polls have closed in Massachusetts and let the vote counting begin. The significance of this election is like nothing I have seen in my lifetime. In the balance of this Senate election is the future of Obamacare and the Obama Administration.

A victory by Scott Brown in blue, blue Massachusetts means the demise of Obama and his socialist agenda. Any Senator or Representative weould be a fool to support this President if a Republican wins the late Ted Kennedy’s seat in Mass.

However, before the polls closed the blame game began for Democrats. The White House tried to distance them self from Coakley and this potential colossal disaster. You know it’s bad when the Coakley-Obama blame game is in full swing and the polls had not even closed. RUT-ROH, could be a long, sleepless evening for libs across America.

This cannot be a good sign for Martha Coakley, Obama’s top political advisor says “hats off” to Republican Scott Brow. Think the White House has not read the tea leaves and has some inside baseball data?

“As a practitioner in politics, my hat’s off to him,” Axelrod said.

Axelrod, in a question and answer session with reporters, said it was too soon for “post-mortems” on the special election to fill the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat. And for the record, he said that he still expected Coakley to win.

But it didn’t take much reading between the lines to see that the president and his team are preparing to back-pedal as swiftly as humanly possible to distance Obama from a disastrous result tonight.

The Obama strategist volunteered praise for the Massachusetts Senate campaign run by the Republican, Scott Brown, and seemed to find nothing good to point to in the Democratic effort. He said he didn’t want to “delve deeply into post-mortems on the day people are voting.”

Coakley advisor slams DC Democrats in memo for failing Martha Coakley. These folks are going to eat their own before this one is over. More from Blue Crab Boulevard and the Gang that could not shoot straight.

Live updates from The Other McCain at Scott Brown’s HQ. Election Day in Massachusetts … it could be the Hope and Change that America has been looking for one year.

UPDATE I: Counting the Votes

8:30pm Eastern. Early, early results are in. AP has Brown 52% Coakley 47%, wht 116 of 2168 precincts reporting.

Town by Town votes can be seen HERE

Michelle Malkin with great election round up.

It appears Scott Rasmussen did some exit polling, 22% of Democrats voted for Brown. That is generally consistent with pre-election polling.

UPDATE II: 29% reporting: Brown 53% – Coakley 47%

UPDATE III: The Gateway Pundit tracking the numbers as well.

36% reporting Brown-52/47
The Park Plaza is packed!

UPDATE IV: 60% of vote counted, Brown 53% – Coakley 46%

This is looking like the race will be called soon … Brown appears to have pulled off the Massachusetts Miracle.


65% of the vote counted, Brown 53% – Coakley 46%


Coakley has conceded to Brown!!! Scott Brown has his own Tea Party and wins big in Massachusetts special Senate election.

In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office.

The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the seat that the late Sen. Edward M. 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.

UPDATE VI: From earlier in the night as the race was becoming an obvious Brown victory, Howard Dean on MSNBC told Rachel Maddow that people are tired of the “the partisan bickering” in Washington. I second the comment by Jammie Wearing Fool, “No, Howie, they’re tired of the Democrats.”

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  • Comments

    23 Responses to “Polls Close in Massachusetts Special Senate Election … Brown and Coakley, Let the Counting Begin (UPDATE: SCOTT BROWN WINS)”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on January 19th, 2010 9:28 pm

      Dancing, in the streets, we have a winner!!!Woohoo
      times are a changing Congratulations Senator Brown

    2. Tamikosmom on January 19th, 2010 9:28 pm

      CNN Breaking News – 6:25 PM PT

      Brown – 53%
      Coakley – 46%

    3. Tamikosmom on January 19th, 2010 9:33 pm

      CNN: Brown wins Massachusetts Senate raceJanuary 19, 2010 9:30 p.m. EST

      Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) — Republican Scott Brown has won Tuesday’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by liberal Democrat Ted Kennedy, CNN projects based on actual results.

      Brown, a Massachusetts state senator, had 53 percent of the vote to 46 percent for state Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic contender, with 69 percent of precincts reporting in results from the National Election Pool, a consortium of media organizations including CNN. Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy, a libertarian who is not related to the Kennedy political family of Massachusetts, had 1 percent.


    4. MichelleLynn on January 19th, 2010 9:45 pm

      Let’s keep it going! This PROVES what we have been trying to tell the dems all along. Don’t listen to us, and we will show you in the elections what will happen. Here is OUR HOPE AND CHANGE…mr president. The PEOPLE will run this country.

    5. Tamikosmom on January 19th, 2010 9:47 pm

      Updated January 19, 2010
      Brown Beats Coakley in Massachusetts Senate Race

      In a victory few thought possible just a month ago, Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy — a win that could grind President Obama’s agenda to a halt and portend huge losses for Democrats in the November midterms.

      Coakley has called Brown to concede. With 84 percent of precincts reporting, returns show Brown leading Coakley 52-47 percent. Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy was pulling 1 percent.



    6. Its Me on January 19th, 2010 10:32 pm

      Lets remember it was the Rep. and Dems. that did this! Could we be united?

    7. Tamikosmom on January 19th, 2010 11:16 pm

      Lets remember it was the Rep. and Dems. that did this! COULD WE BE UNITED?

      6.Its Me on January 19th, 2010 10:32 pm


      Against what?

    8. Buster on January 19th, 2010 11:37 pm

      Finally some Brown we can believe in !!!

    9. athena on January 19th, 2010 11:54 pm

      This win in the bluest state of America was a slap in Obama & his union buddy’s collective face heard round the US.

      Ouch that had to hurt!

    10. Tamikosmom on January 20th, 2010 12:00 am

      January 19, 2010
      Democrat: Suspend health care reform until Brown is seated
      Posted: January 19th, 2010 11:10 PM ET
      From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

      Washington (CNN) – A moderate Democratic senator is calling on his colleagues to shelve health care reform legislation until Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown takes his seat in the United States Senate.

      “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia said in a statement Tuesday after Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s seat.

      “It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”


    11. Tamikosmom on January 20th, 2010 12:14 am

      Updated January 19, 2010
      Top Senate Democrat Outlines ‘Nuclear Option’ Strategy for Health Care

      A top Senate Democrat for the first time Tuesday acknowledged that the party is prepared to deal with health care reform by using a controversial legislative tactic known as the “nuclear option.”

      With Republican Scott Brown seizing victory in the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate, Democrats are under pressure to quickly pass health care reform before he arrives — since Brown will break the party’s 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority.

      Even before polls closed, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said “there are options to still pursue health care.”


    12. Dave B on January 20th, 2010 12:26 am

      Tamikosmom: I’m from Mass and I have studied the election results by towns and cities and it looks like Coakley won the places where the “takers” outnumber the “producers”, where political elitists and insiders tend to live and Brown won substantially in the suburbs where Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have been taxed to the limit. There was a substantial number of Democrats that voted for Brown specifically because of the Health Care Bill, government intervention into our personal lives, taxes, and spending. So I guess the answer to your question, at least in my Commonwealth, is we are UNITED against goverment overspending, overtaxing, overintruding into our personal lives, and don’t like political elitist snobs that think they know what’s best for us and want to ram things down our throats that we don’t want but are expected to pay for.

    13. Dave B on January 20th, 2010 12:35 am

      I would also like to state for the record that the voters of Massachusetts DID vote for Brown because of his stances AGAINST the stupidity and irresponsibility taking place in Washington and in the White House. Don’t let anybody get away with saying that it was “local” like Tip O’Neal said. Not this time. If Obama and crew didn’t do what they did then Coakley would have been the next Senator. Although she ran a terrible campaign and Brown ran a great one, this was ABSOLUTELY A REFERENDUM on what’s going on in the rest of the country and in Washington.

    14. athena on January 20th, 2010 12:51 am

      I like this new Senator of MA! He stayed on the high road running for this seat & he was respectful of Ted Kennedy & family very early in his acceptence speech.

      I think Pelosi, Obama are going to try to ram this healthcare bill through & down our throats and tell us we’ll just have to learn to like it.

    15. athena on January 20th, 2010 1:25 am

      I was pleased to hear young voter’s are against being forced to BUY health ins by the government or you’ll be fined. I was curious how that was settling with those who voted for him.

      The only jobs created are Government jobs, paid for with taxpayer’s revenue they haven’t even collected yet. The stimulis money went to *save* jobs alright, GOV. Job’s where people who draw a salary from American taxpayer’s spend their time in office thinking up new ways to tax us so they can keep on *gettin paid*.

    16. christine on January 20th, 2010 2:49 am

      Obama and cohorts are spinning in their seats and running like rats for cover.

      But they will definitely try to pull a sneaky fast one and push this obamacare through before Brown is seated. This is the ilk of Obama , Pelisi and Reid. SNAKES IN THE GRASS.

    17. Brenda in Virginia on January 20th, 2010 6:09 am

      athena, our current “regime” in the White House knows exactly what they are doing…destroying us from within because they want to rule over a timid lot of people…not a free America because we’d never go along with them. Only money grabbers and those preferring a mommy-type government cares for anything those in power now have in mind for us.

    18. Scott on January 20th, 2010 7:27 am

      I’ll make a prediction right now…this guy will be our candidate in the 2012 election. This is THE guy who can take down the LIBERAL LEFTIST MACHINE in Washington. This guy will become a rock-star in political circles.

    19. super dave on January 20th, 2010 8:37 am

      house democrats are already crawfishing, calling for a stall on healthcare until Brown is seated. they look at Brown as a real leader. he seems to know more now than obama has learned since he has been in this country.
      i think democrats and other parties will look to brown for answers.
      healthcare will not pass if democrats won’t vote for it. trying to force it through is pelosi talking out of her ass. of course, it probably matches her face.

    20. Tamikosmom on January 20th, 2010 10:56 am

      Could it be that the majority of Democrats are not as far left in the political spectrum as Barack Obama?

      Could it be that some Democrats are finally opening their eyes and recognizing that the far left ideology embraced by Barack Obama does not reflect the principles which defines our democratic system?

    21. Tamikosmom on January 20th, 2010 11:40 am

      Thanks for the response Dave B (12). I agree.

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    23. athena on January 20th, 2010 11:41 pm

      Brenda you better believe they know what they’re doing & it’s got nothing to do with caring that 15 to 20 thousand people not having health ins., it’s about socializing the US and collecting those record profits instead of those big bad ins. companys. They want to dismantle the best health care system in the world to plunder, mismanage redistribute & bankrupt it like they’ve done every other program the government has ever been in charge of.

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