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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:03 PM

Elizabeth Warren beats Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race

Source: Boston Globe

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who promised to battle for a struggling middle class, defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown tonight in the Massachusetts Senate race, despite Brown’s attempts to paint himself as a one of a dying breed, a moderate New England Republican.

The victory by Warren, who made history as the first woman elected to serve as a US senator from Massachusetts, marked a comeback by the state’s Democrats after Brown’s bruising 2010 upset win in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy.

In a hard-fought race that drew national attention, the two candidates had crisscrossed the state, aired tough TV ads, and tangled in three heated debates, while spending some $70 million between them.

In other races, President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney handily in traditionally blue Massachusetts, even though Romney is a former Bay State governor and planned to hold his election night party here.

Read more: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/11/06/polls-close-mass-suspense-builds-race-for-senate/sBRjd1kjA1q5fiiQRA2xcL/story.html



Elizabeth Warren, 2016.

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onehandle Nov 2012 OP
Happyhippychick Nov 2012 #1
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #2
aletier_v Nov 2012 #3
tufnel Nov 2012 #4
goclark Nov 2012 #5
KansDem Nov 2012 #6
Miss Marmelstein Nov 2012 #7
Up2Late Nov 2012 #8
MADem Nov 2012 #29
Up2Late Nov 2012 #36
MADem Nov 2012 #37
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #9
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #10
Paladin Nov 2012 #27
kairos12 Nov 2012 #11
Gregorian Nov 2012 #12
adigal Nov 2012 #13
soleft Nov 2012 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #15
smirkymonkey Nov 2012 #16
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #17
GetTheRightVote Nov 2012 #18
MADem Nov 2012 #19
Tracer Nov 2012 #26
MADem Nov 2012 #28
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #33
MADem Nov 2012 #38
karynnj Nov 2012 #39
hamsterjill Nov 2012 #20
Sunlei Nov 2012 #21
Cha Nov 2012 #22
jonpaulprime Nov 2012 #23
MADem Nov 2012 #30
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #24
MADem Nov 2012 #31
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #25
MADem Nov 2012 #32
Justice Nov 2012 #34
goclark Nov 2012 #35
Kteachums Nov 2012 #40

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. *tears of joy*

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. This is AWESOME!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:05 PM

3. awesome. now lets see what she can really do.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. FU BROWN!!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:06 PM

5. YES! YES! YES!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:06 PM

6. Yowzaa!!!



My congratulations to Senator-elect Warren!!


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

7. This makes my day!

She will be one of the smartest Senators ever.....I'm so excited!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

8. Wow, I hope that's true!

Looks like Connie Mack IV lost in Florida to Bill Nelson and it looks like "Rape Baby" Murdock is losing in Indiana too! 46% to 48% so far.

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Response to Up2Late (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:54 AM

29. That's MOURdock--like SOUR, only with an M instead of an S.

Yes indeed, sour, like the taste in his mouth after being defeated!

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Response to MADem (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:02 PM

36. Sorry, Mourdock, like the way Stephen Colbert says it...

Check this out, you'll love it. (you might have to sit though a VW commercial, sorry)

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/420541/october-24-2012/richard-mourdock-s-rape-comment?xrs=share_copy

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Response to Up2Late (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:59 PM

37. Mwahahahahaha! nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. Very Good

That shows we can beat the Koch brothers.

Lets celebrate.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. The First Female President

mark my words!!!!

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:17 AM

27. Warren For President, 2016.


She's got my vote.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:11 PM

11. Retirement

The Professor retired the fake barn coat and truck. Got schooled.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

12. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:13 PM

13. I wish I had Fox News!

So damn glad!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:17 PM

14. 2 people on FB who live in Mass say it hasn't been called

Do we have a link for this?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:22 PM

15. yes!

Yes yes yes!!!!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:22 PM

16. Yes!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

17. FUCK YEAH!!!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:40 PM

18. This is very good news!!!

I donated to her and so happy to see her win today,

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:48 PM

19. All those expensive, NOXIOUS BROWN ADS!

He's a HUSBAND and a FATHER!!!!!!

Like that qualifies him for the Senate!

Go back to your garage home office, Scottie; hopefully you'll eschew foreclosures in your pissy little real estate law job. Or maybe, since your wife is the only one with a decent job now, you'll move to DC for real and become a sleazy lobbyist--that seems right up your alley.

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Response to MADem (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:00 AM

26. Not so fast, MADem!

The Globe is already suggesting that Brown probably will run for John Kerry's seat if Kerry is appointed Secretary of State in Obama's administration.

It never ends.

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Response to Tracer (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:51 AM

28. I think Deval needs to appoint himself to that seat in the interim before the Special.

I had a feeling that was Scotty's fallback plan. I've said as much here on DU!

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Response to Tracer (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:15 PM

33. This is why I don't think Obama should appoint any Senators.

Let's not play around with our majority there.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:03 PM

38. The trick is to time out the term and the governor.

Democratic governor with a senator that has a long time left to go on his or her term.

Deval could appoint HIMSELF. That would work for me.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:09 PM

39. We have 55 Senators

Not to mention, Brown out of office is not the same as Brown as the incumbent. It may be that his loss may lower his appeal to many people. The other thing is that Brown may have a problem with the fact that if he ran and won, he again would be the most junior Senator there is. This would make it less likely that he would speak to heads of state, Kings and Queens and Obama and the Secretary of State. (Maybe he really wants to be like John Kerry, for whom all these things and being a chair of a powerful committee, is true.) In addition, Kerry's seat is up in 2014 so he would have to run again next time - and likely lose to the SAME argument that the balance of power (in 2014) would be at stake. Though it does seem like he wants to be Senator.

Brown seems to be both an egomaniac and to have a fragile self esteem. Why else would he make the types of things up that he does? It may be that he would want people to beg him to run and that he wants the status of being Senator.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:37 PM

20. Doing the happy happy joy joy dance!

Very happy!!! Go, Elizabeth!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

21. Congratulations Elizabeth Warren!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:41 AM

22. Such FAntastic News for the WHOLE Country!! Thanks onehandle!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:54 AM

23. I love it!

I liked you, Senator Brown, but it's time to drive your pickup truck back home.

America loves you Elizabeth Warren!

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Response to jonpaulprime (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:04 PM

30. You LIKED Senator Brown? He was an asshole who enabled the GOP agenda.

He was anti-woman, anti-minority, anti-human decency. He PRETENDED to be "bipartisan" but he was a tool of the right. His appeal was to dull, overweight, racist white male drunkards and their spouses/girlfriends with low self esteem and no sense of personal dignity or self-worth.

Don't you remember his bullshit mocking of EW? All that "Pow Wow, the Indian Boy" war whooping racist bullshit? Don't you remember his condescending way of say "Perfesser"--mocking the fact that EW, child of a frigging janitor, managed to educate herself to the point where she was sought after to teach as a professor at Harvard? Don't you remember his snide insinuations about how EW wasn't "one of us" because she was born in Oklahoma? All the while, this asshole is touting Money Booboo, a jerk from Michigan by way of Utah who spent more time in his lake mansion in NH than he EVER did in MA. Fucking HYPOCRITE.

He can take that pick up truck of his, and that barn coat, and stuff it up his ass. Fuck that racist, sexist, bullshitting piece of shit. I hope the door hits him on the way out, the noxious blowhard.

Sorry, don't mean to be harsh, but the only thing to "like" about Scott Brown is that he is going home to his halfassed little home office in his stupid garage. I'll bet his wife is bummed--she might lose her new job, since she's no longer the influential wife of a Senator...she shoulda stuck to her gig in Boston.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:13 AM

24. Grayson, Warren in; Bachmann, West hopefully out

Please let it be!

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 PM

31. Bachmann hung on, pity. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:43 AM

25. Yay!

Massachusetts should never have had a Republican senator in the first place!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:07 PM

32. We had a good one, once.

Ed Brooke--great guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Brooke

That was then, though.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:17 PM

34. This race was not even close, even though media tried to make it seem so.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:31 PM

35. Bravo!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:35 PM

40. She is really needed in the Senate!

I watched her amazingly in the debates! She is a real warrior. She is really going to be a super Senator.

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