A Political Wave slammed the bay state and washed over Boston Harbor and scared the living daylights out the political élite on Beacon Hill , Back Bay and Cambridge when State Senator Scott Brown (R-Norfolk) defeated Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley 52% to 47%. The wave a signal from the voter they are disgusted with the double-dealing involving the health care debate. The bailout of banks, insurance companies, take over of US Automobile companies touched raw nerve with American voter and Senator Brown tapped into it.
The Seat which was control of the Kennedy family since the 1952 when then US Representative John F. Kennedy ran and won the seat. Kennedy served until 1961 when he won the Presidency and then Massachusetts Governor Foster Furcolo appointed Benjamin Smith then Mayor of Gloucester,MA as interim Senator in 1961. Edward M. Kennedy, runs for the which was once held by his brother John Kennedy as president in a special election in 1962. He was senator from 1962 special election until his death in 2009.
In his acceptance speech Brown said he “ready to go to Washington without delay”. While crowds in theater in Boston chanted “Seat him now.” Regarding the Democratic Secretary of State of Massachusetts William Galvin consider the delay Brown certification letter to allow the senate to vote for the Health Care reform bill. Galvin will certify Brown right away.
“The people of Massachusetts have spoken. We welcome Scott Brown to the Senate and will move to seat him as soon as the proper paperwork has been received,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
The defeat is stunning and wrecked the political good will of President Obama who came to Boston to campaign for Coakley.
This is the third election that Republicans defeated Democrats the two earlier defeats in Governorships in Virginia and New Jersey.
Brown may seek a full term in 2012.
H/T: The Drudge Report