In the aftermath of Scott Brown’s historic victory in Massachusetts, some observers were quick to ask a hard question: did pro-life organizations and individuals sell their souls in campaigning for Brown, a pro-choice Republican and supporter of Roe v. Wade? In other words, did political expediency trump ideological commitment for pro-lifers?
Democratic dynasties losing influence - New York Magazine
The concept of American political dynasties has lost a bit of its allure. Nonetheless, once upon a time, the Democrats actually benefited from their political aristocrats’ treating elected office as a birthright
Coakley acknowledged that her campaign was less than perfect. She said that she could have started advertising on television earlier, instead of saving her financial reserves for the last push before election day
The market in high-mileage GMC pickup trucks spiked on Wednesday as Republican candidates strained to stuff themselves into the Scott Brown template for victory in hostile terrain. The Massachusetts Republican spent the past two weeks as the second most surprised person in the Bay State as he detected and seized a whirlwind of discontent.
The unthinkable has occurred, and Democrats are reeling. A Republican is now the junior Senator from the state of Massachusetts.
Democrat Martha Coakley delivered her concession speech tonight after losing the Massachusetts special election for Ted Kennedy’s senate seat that just weeks ago she was assumed to have in the bag
Massachusetts voters will send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, an upset hardly fathomed just weeks ago that conservatives across the country are hailing as a rejection of the national Democratic platform
8:28pm — Romney won Sudbury 58%-37%. Coakley just carried it 51%-48%. 52%-47% Brown with just under 10% in. But Boston hasn’t started reporting yet. – Sean Trende
President Barack Obama’s top political advisor, David Axelrod, said today that if the White House had been asked earlier, more could have been done for embattled Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley in Massachusetts
But you probably won’t see all the work that went into it. As of late this afternoon, Luntz was still scrambling to balance his focus group with supporters of Democrat Martha Coakley. “I just lost another one,” Luntz growled over his cell phone from a hotel ballroom at Logan Airport. In the last 24 hours, six Coakley voters have dropped out. By contrast, Luntz hasn’t lost a single supporter of her opponent, Scott Brown
Read updated blog tracking the results of the Massachusetts race as it unfolds
Martha Coakley’s campaign says there have been reports of “spoiled ballots” in five Bay State districts that threaten the “integrity” of the historic race to succeed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
Brown is attempting to link himself to JFK, even though Vicki Kennedy has endorsed Coakley for the seat previously held by her late husband Ted
The ever demure Jim Cramer said yesterday that a Brown win, ‘will be a signal that a more pro-business, less pro-labor government could be in front of us.’ In turn, he predicts, the stock market will rally as investors’ nervousness about the ‘dictatorship of the Pelosi proletariat’ eases
A defeat by Martha Coakley for the seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy would be embarrassing for the party — and potentially debilitating, since Democrats will lose their filibuster-proof, 60-vote hold on the Senate. The health care backdrop has given the White House a strong incentive to strike a defiant posture, at least rhetorically, in response to what would be an undeniable embarrassment for the president and his party.
Tea Party Express is financing more than $300,000 worth of television and online ads supporting Scott Brown, the Republican candidate for the Massachusetts Senate seat, according to the group
The son of Martin Luther King Jr. this morning defended Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley after her GOP U.S. Senate rival took a swipe at her for asking for votes during an annual breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader