Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement on the results of the special election in Massachusetts tonight:

"I want to congratulate Scott Brown on running a strong campaign and Martha Coakley on being a strong voice for progressive values.”

“It goes without saying that we are disappointed in tonight’s result. There will be plenty of time to dissect this race and to apply the lessons learned from it those to come this fall – but in the meantime we will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the America people and we will redouble our efforts to lay out a clear choice for voters this November.”

“I want to thank our state parties and our DNC and Organizing for America staff and volunteers all across the country who have worked tirelessly on this campaign and who will continue to support President Obama and work for the change we all believe is essential to getting our nation moving in the right direction again.”

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