Politics & Government

January 19, 2010

Republican Brown wins Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts

Republican state Sen. Scott Brown became the first from his party to win a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts since 1972 in what many analysts interpreted as a rebuke for the first year of Barack Obama's presidency. Turnout was heavy as Brown ran up a 52-47 margin over Democrat Martha Coakley, the state's attorney general.

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