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Why the Democrats Lost the Seat Vacated by Ted Kennedy

No one saw it coming. In fact, a Republican victory for the open U.S. Senate seat was no where on the radar. Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in our union. The seat was filled by Edward Kennedy for 47 years. But last night, the seemingly impossible occurred: a Republican, Scott Brown, was elected.

There is no doubt Scott Brown ran a good campaign. But ultimately, he won the seat because of what the national Democrat leaders were doing in Washington. His opponent, Coakley, held an overwhelming lead just over a month ago. But 2 key events in Washington sunk her bid at winning the seat vacated by Kennedy:

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