Ted Kennedy’s son, Patrick Kennedy, reacts to Massachusetts election

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The son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy says a Republican victory in the race for his father’s Senate seat is a sign that the American public is out for “blood.”

As election returns came in Tuesday night, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) said it’s clear that voters wanted “a whipping boy” for all the lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

“It’s like in Roman times they’d be trotted out to the coliseum and the lions would be brought out,” Kennedy told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday night. “I mean, they’re wanting blood and they’re not getting it so they want to protest and, you know, you can’t blame them. But frankly, the fact is we inherited this mess and it’s becoming ours.”

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