Democrats are reeling after Republican Scott Brown won the Senate seat occupied by Senator Ted Kennedy for almost half a century.
His win was a huge upset for Democrats especially considering that Brown has been extremely vocal about his opposition to healthcare reform.
He defeated Democrat Martha Coakley the once favored candidate in the race.
With his election, Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president’s health care legislation.
Coakley was needed to win to provide the 60 democrats allotted to block Republicans from using filibusters against healthcare.
His win is being considered a “stunning upset” for the White House.
Damn Massachusetts, you couldn’t pull through for Ted?