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Ward Dragon
20-01-10, 12:35
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Scott Brown won a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts in a political upset that imperils health-care legislation in Congress and sends a warning to President Barack Obama and Democrats ahead of November’s midterm elections.

The loss yesterday by the once-favored Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley for a seat held by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century shook the nation’s political dynamics and started a blame game.

“This Senate seat belongs to no one person, no one political party,” Brown said at his victory party last night. “This is the people’s seat.”

The race came to exemplify the nation’s political divide over health care, taxes and the role of government. It also provided a measure of Obama’s prestige and his party’s momentum heading into this year’s campaign season.

As the incoming senator predicted similar Republican victories this fall, he called for a do-over on the health-care debate.

“We need to start fresh, work together to do the job right,” he said. “We can do better.”

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Brown, 50, a previously little-known state senator, cast himself as an independent voice to help thwart Obama’s health- care plan and keep a check on Democrats in Congress, particularly on tax-increase proposals.

Brown’s victory increases his party’s Senate numbers to 41, which gives Republicans enough members in the 100-person Senate to block votes on an overhaul of the U.S. health-care system, Obama’s top legislative goal.

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Brown’s victory, in a state Obama won by 26 percentage points in the 2008 election, is the third recent high-profile Democratic loss. In November, the president’s party lost the governor’s mansions in New Jersey and Virginia. It follows decisions by five House Democrats since November to retire instead of face potentially tough races later this year.


http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-01-20/republican-brown-wins-massachusetts-seat-in-tsunami-election.html

patriots88888
20-01-10, 12:40
Already have a thread posted by Solice. ;)

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=163568

Ward Dragon
20-01-10, 12:42
Already have a thread posted by Solice. ;)

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=163568

Ah, thanks :) I did a search but it didn't come up.