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2:00 AM ET, January 20, 2010

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Associated Press:
GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset  —  Buzz up!  —  BOSTON - In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama's health care overhaul …
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The Note:
Bayh Warns “Catastrophe” If Dems Ignore Massachusetts Senate Race Lessons  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  Even before the votes are counted, Senator Evan Bayh is warning fellow Democrats that ignoring the lessons of the Massachusetts Senate race will “lead to even further catastrophe” for their party.
Rasmussen Reports:
First Look At Massachusetts Election Night Poll Data  —  Rasmussen Reports has conducted an Election Night survey of 1,000 voters in the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate.  Data will be released on this page throughout the evening.  —  Polls closed in Massachusetts …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Coakley adviser memo: D.C. Dems ‘failed’ Coakley  —  The Coakley campaign is bridling at finger-pointing from the White House and Washington Democrats, and an outside adviser to the campaign has provided to POLITICO a memo aimed at rebutting the charge that Coakley failed and making the case that national Democrats failed her.
Boston Globe:
Live coverage of the US Senate race  —  10:57 p.m. — Brown: “I know I have a lot to learn in the Senate, but I know who I am and I know who I serve.  I'm Scott Brown, I'm from Wrentham, and I drive a truck.  And let me just say in conclusion... I am nobody's senator but yours.”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just Shut Up!  —  Message of the day to all Dems, Coakley, Rahm, Celinda Lake, national Dem committees, Axelrod, whoever, whatever: Shut the *$%& Up!  I don't know how else to say it.  I'm watching MSNBC and hearing all the key players dumping on each other.  As I've said, the Coakley campaign seems to have been run just terribly.
Discussion: First Draft
Martha Coakley:
ALERT!  COAKLEY VOTERS REPORT RECEIVING BALLOTS PRE-MARKED FOR BROWN  —  Contact: Alex Zaroulis (617) 549-0358  —  Campaign Manager Kevin Conroy:
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Lieberman: Brown win would send message about healthcare  —  A victory for Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown in Massachusetts would send a message that voters are “really skeptical about this healthcare bill,” Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Democratic Party responds to Coakley memo: ‘Political malpractice’  —  A senior Democratic Party official responded furiously today to a memo from a Coakley adviser arguing that the national party bears a large share of blame for failing to support her financially and sticking her with unpopular policies on health care and Afghanistan.
Carly Carioli / Talking Politics:
Boston Globe calls election for Martha Coakley?  —  Boston.com briefly put up this map of the final results of today's election — some 8 hours before polls closed!  —  As you can see, over 2 million people voted, with Coakley eking out a 50-49 victory.  —  The map was fully interactive …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Why Coakley Losing Won't Matter That Much
Discussion: Commentary
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Pollster Frank Luntz having difficulty finding Coakley supporters …
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Jake Sherman / The Politico:   Kennedy's son: Voters want ‘blood’
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Winners and Losers in the Browniverse
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Brown wins!
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
Robert Stacy McCain / AmSpecBlog:
Massachusetts Union Official for Brown: 'Kerry, You're Next'
Discussion: DaTechguy's Blog
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Weird Ballot In Cambridge?
Discussion: Salon, TPMDC and Ben Smith's Blog
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Blogging the Massachusetts Senate Race
Discussion: Prairie Weather and PostPartisan
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Axelrod Sounding Awfully Kind About Scott Brown
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
This is Romney's Big Night, Too
Discussion: TigerHawk
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Dem GOTV picking up Brown supporters
Discussion: Boston Globe
Philip Klein / AmSpecBlog:
Barney Frank Deals Potential Death Blow to Obamacare  —  Rep. Barney Frank is not a wobbly moderate in a marginal district, but a liberal Democrat who has been supportive of the health care push.  And that's why this statement below, which essentially rules out all of the options being discussed …
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Health Care Comes To Screeching Halt - Sen. Webb: No HCR Votes Until Brown Seated  —  Less than 15 minutes after the race was called for Republican Scott Brown, the first of what could be many conservative Democrats asks for leadership to put the brakes on health care reform.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
The Politico:
The fallout: Democrats rethinking health care bill  —  Republican Scott Brown's upset win in Massachusetts on Tuesday threatened to derail hopes of passing a health reform bill this year, as the White House and Democratic leaders faced growing resistance from rank-and-file members to pressing ahead …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
On to Plan C  —  Sen. Jim Webb puts out a statement that puts the notion of a quick Senate vote out of reach and pretty much makes a certification fight moot:  —  In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process.
Discussion: msnbc.com and theblogprof
Trish Turner / Fox News:
Top Senate Democrat Outlines ‘Nuclear Option’ Strategy for Health Care  —  A top Senate Democrat for the first time Tuesday acknowledged that the party is prepared to deal with health care reform by using a controversial legislative tactic known as the “nuclear option” if Republican Scott Brown wins the Massachusetts Senate election.
Ezra Klein:
What Ted Kennedy would tell the Democrats
Discussion: Hit & Run and The New Republic
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Webb: Stop Senate votes until Brown is seated
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoyer: Voters upset about GOP obstructionism, not Dem agenda
Igor / Think Progress:
Lieberman Begins To Distance Himself From The Health Care Bill That He Crafted
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Politico
Peter Daou / The Huffington Post:
Liberal Bloggers to Obama and Dems: We Told You So  —  It took more than half a decade, countless American and Iraqi deaths in a war based on lies, a sinking economy and the drowning of an American city to finally kill Bush-Cheney-Rove's dream of a conservative realignment.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Pam's House Blend
Stephen Bayley / Times of London:
The day I decided to stop being gay  —  Twenty years after he came out, Patrick Muirhead, 41, explains why he is suddenly feeling the appeal of the opposite sex  —  A minor incident in a barber's shop last week has helped me to realise that I may no longer be gay.
Discussion: Box Turtle Bulletin
 
 
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