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.
With 96 percent of precincts reporting, returns show Brown leading Coakley 52-47 percent, by a margin of more than 105,000 votes. Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy was pulling 1 percent.
The victory marks a stunning upset in a race thought to be safe for Democrats until Brown’s campaign began to surge just weeks ago. And it has powerful ramifications for Obama’s agenda.
HoodaThunk? offers our hearty congrats to Scott Brown and to the people of Massachusetts for a stunning victory. With the shockwave still rolling through the American political landscape there’s sure to be some interesting times ahead in the next week as the Dems attempt to digest this latest defeat. Buckle up, folks! It’s gonna be a wild ride!