2009 senate race

News analysis: Nothing left for Dems to do but cry into a beer 2

"I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home and punch you in the face!" — Sue Sylvester That’s about what it feels like to be(…)

At Coakley HQ: Heartbreak 0

At Martha Coakley’s election night headquarters at the Sheraton Boston, an air of disappointment permeated the lightly filled room as the disappointing results came over via giant screens. “I was told there was a crowd out here,” joked Coakley as she addressed the crowd, flanked by her family and supporters, including Governor Deval Patrick, Senator(…)

Scott Brown’s (official) acceptance speech 6

Here are Scott Brown’s official remarks delivered after his victory tonight over Martha Coakley — though he did get off topic a few times, most notably when he declared that his two daughters were “available.” Thank you very much. I’ll bet they can hear all this cheering down in Washington, D.C. And I hope they’re(…)

Senate Democrats react to Brown victory 0

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, released the following statement on the results of the special election in Massachusetts: "I have no interest in sugar coating what happened in Massachusetts. There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient. The truth is Democrats understand(…)

Obama urges support for Coakley

Obama urges support for Coakley 1

As many perceive a tightening in the special US Senate race to replace the late Edward Kennedy, President Barack Obama is urging Massachusetts voters to support her and prevent a 41st Republican vote in the senate that could curtail his domestic policy. “I am supporting Martha Coakley. As your attorney general, she’s taken on Wall(…)

State Police endorse Brown

State Police endorse Brown 2

Two key state police unions, The State Police Association of Massachusetts and the Commissioned Officers Association of the Massachusetts State Police announced Monday that it was endorsing State Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) for U.S. Senate. The Commissioned Officers Association of the Massachusetts State Police represents state troopers at the rank of lieutenant and above. "The(…)

Brown supports troop increase in Afghanistan 0

State Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) issued a statement tonight supporting President Barack Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. "I support President Obama’s decision to add more troops in Afghanistan. Winning the war on terror and defeating the Taliban is essential in preventing another 9/11-style attack. I am disappointed but not surprised to see(…)