Scott Brown Beats Martha Coakley – WSJ.com

‘It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” —Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789. Two hundred […]

Jeff Jacoby: Reclaiming the People’s Seat – The Boston Globe

IT REALLY is the people’s seat, and yesterday the people took it back. But in electing Scott Brown instead of Martha Coakley to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the US Senate, Massachusetts voters did more than hand the GOP its most improbable and thrilling come-from-behind victory in a generation. They did more than embrace […]

How the Democrats Lost Massachusetts

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Political excess and an unpopular agenda paved the way for Scott’s Brown’s improbable Senate victory.

The Message of Massachusetts – WSJ.com

Whether or not Republican Scott Brown wins today in Massachusetts, the special Senate election has already shaken up American politics. The close race to replace Ted Kennedy, liberalism’s patron saint, shows that voters are rebelling even in the bluest of states against the last year’s unbridled pursuit of partisan liberal governance. Tomorrow marks the anniversary […]

A Massachusetts Miracle?

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Can Republican Scott Brown pull an upset in the Bay State?

Massachusetts Dems fear defeat in Senate race – The Boston Globe

Mike Urbonas was waving blue-and-red campaign signs for Democrat Martha Coakley yesterday in downtown Melrose, hoping to give the campaign a jolt and help derail her surging Republican opponent, Scott Brown. via Running scared, running hard – The Boston Globe.

Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online

Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]

Massachusetts election has Democrats on edge – Chris Frates – POLITICO.com

It’s hard for some Democrats to believe that the candidate running to replace Ted Kennedy is being attacked over health care reform — in one of the bluest states in the union, no less.But Republican Scott Brown has got Democrats nervous — not just for his opponent Martha Coakley but about the fact that a […]