In Minnesota on November 7, 1978, David Durenberger was elected in a special election to complete the unexpired term of Senator Hubert Humphrey over Bob Short who had won the DFL primary.
Democrats didn't like Bob Short.
This is what happen in MA. tonight.
Martha Coakley lost because she ticked off voters when she started campaigning 6 months before Ted Kennedy died.
The Voters think they can beat Brown in 2012, and they decided they would rather take that chance then have her for life.
I hope they know what they were doing.
Now if Congress gets their act together maybe they can still pass the Senate version
of Health care.
Or Obama can produce a new bill and pass it with reconciliation.
Excuse me while I go fix myself a stiff drink.