President Obama Reacts to Mass Loss: "You Can't Win Them All"
Following the Mass loss tonight, President Obama told democrat
Marcia Martha Coakley that, “You can’t win them all.”
State Sen. Scott Brown won a stunning victory over Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley Tuesday night, handing Republicans a 41st seat in the United States Senate and endangering health care reform by bringing an end to the Democrats’ 60-seat majority.
The Associated Press called the race for Brown as the Republican held a 53 percent to 46 percent edge over Coakley with more than 70 percent of precincts reporting. Coakley conceded defeat to Brown in a phone call shortly before the race was called.
Brown addressed a cheering crowd in Boston around 10:30 p.m., telling his exultant backers: “They can hear this cheering all the way in Washington, D.C.”
“I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken,” Brown said, holding up a copy of the Boston Herald with the headline: “He did it.”
Telling the crowd he received a phone call from President Obama, Brown alluded to his campaign ads featuring his pickup truck, which the president mocked in a campaign stop Sunday.
“When I spoke to the president, the first thing I said was, would you like me to drive the truck down to Washington so you can see it?” Brown said…
Coakley addressed her supporters just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, offering “an incredibly sincere thank-you for everything that you did.”
“I wish we were here with other and better news tonight, but we are not,” Coakley said. “I will not forget the fierce determination with which we approached this.”
Coakley said she received a phone call from President Barack Obama: “He actually just called me before I came onstage to say that we can’t win them all, and he knows that better than any, as he told me. But he appreciates what I did and what you did, and he said to extend his heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked on the campaign.”