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January 19, 2010-Scott Brown-Web Report

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 

“In Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against woman and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”

In Massachusetts today, Republican Scott Brown is surging against Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy – the champion of health care reform. The liberal stalwart. The legacy of Camelot.

 In Massachusetts, Brown has made the special election into a competitive race in part because of populist anger over Obama’s broad-based agenda. Frank Maisano, a Washington-based spokesman for several major energy industry interests, said that groundswell could leave the Democrats in limbo as they weigh just how much to push on the climate change issue during a midterm election campaign in which many more House and Senate seats are up for grabs.

In a pre-election poll, Scott Brown has received a noticeable favor over Martha Coakley. Many state voters say that they are going to vote in the favor of Scott Brown to make him the state rep in the US senate. These voters say that they disagree with the Democrats’ policies on health care and terrorism and also they don’t understand Martha Coakley’s take on various subjects and hence is not good candidate for the senate seat.

Via Allahpundit, Politico reports that Democrat get-out-the-vote operatives are “stunned by the number of Democrats and Obama supporters who are waving them off, saying they’ll vote for Scott Brown.”

How did Scott Brown go from 30 points behind to 5 points ahead?  Many pundits are scratching their heads wondering.

Coverage of the Martha Coakley-Scott Brown Senate race brings to mind Yogi Berra’s famous quip, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

If this senate forecasting model is as accurate as its history indicates it is, Martha Coakley is headed for a disastrous defeat and Brown a 3:1 favorite to win a spectacular victory.

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A top adviser to President Barack Obama says Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown ran a ”very clever campaign” in Massachusetts.

Something is better than nothing on health care, the House’s second-ranking Democrat asserted Tuesday, facing the outcome of an unpredictable Massachusetts election that may give Republicans the power to kill the bill.

President Obama, campaigning for Democrat Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, in the race took a shot at Brown when he campaigned in the state Sunday, saying you don’t want a ride in that truck without knowing where it’s going and, as the Boston Globe reported,”You’ve got to look under the hood.”

Democrats Push for Health-Care Deal as Threats Loom

President Barack Obama was “not pleased” by the political situation in Massachusetts, the White House acknowledged Tuesday.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the president was far from pleased about how close the Senate race in Massachusetts has grown.

“He was both surprised and frustrated,” Gibbs said, adding the part about how Obama was “not pleased.”