LIVE ELECTION RESULTS & CHAT: Scott Brown vs Martha Coakley

UPDATE: AP and FOX call it for Brown, Coakley concedes, and the Massachusetts Miracle is complete!

Chat with Scott Brown fans right here all day while we share the live news, updates, exit poll returns and results! We will also post updates of the big news items. Check back with us throughout the day!

Updates start right below the Chatbox.


Update 14 (11:00PM by Ross): Mitt introduces Brown for his victory speech and receives a curtain call to chants of “Mitt Mitt Mitt”. The Massachusetts Miracle is complete and now we just need to put the pressure on to get him seated.

Fox and AP call it for Brown. Current tally: 52-47 for Brown. 87% of precincts reporting.

Update 12 (9:12PM by Ross): Mitt on Hannity embodies the feeling of all of us by saying “This is monumental. This is epic!”

Update 11 (8:55PM by Nate): 53% for Brown, 46 for Coakley – 40% of precincts reporting

Update 10 (8:25PM by Nate): POLLS CLOSED 20 MINUTES AGO. First results: 52% for Brown, 47 for Coakley – 4% of precincts reporting

Update 9 (8:15PM by Ross): From rasmussenreports: Among those who decided how they would vote in the past few days, Coakley has a slight edge, 47% to 41%. 22% of Democrats voted for Brown. That is generally consistent with pre-election polling.

Update 8 (6:10PM by Nate): From HotAir: Coakley press release complains of voter fraud. The problem is the release is dated ….. YESTERDAY?


Update 6 (4:30PM by Nate): More Brown/Coakley headlines:

Update 5 (3:55PM by Nate): Good Scott Brown election reads:

Update 4 (3:25PM by Aaronius): Mitt Romney to provide Massachusetts special election coverage on Sean Hannity tonight at 9PM EST – Tune in!
Also, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior advisor to both Scott Brown and Mitt Romney, gives us some juicy insight regarding the dynamics of this special race over at National Review Online.

Update 3 (2:15PM by Nate): Scott Brown vs Martha Coakley Exit Polls Intrade update: Brown 83.5; Coakley 20.0 (Intrade is an online prediction “stock” market. Tends to be very accurate since people are actually betting real money.)

Also, “Why is this woman handing out absentee ballots?”

Update 2 (2:00PM by Nate): Exit Polls

  • Boston Globe mistakenly calls the elections for Coakley.
  • Politico reports that there may not be many exit polls because this basically wasn’t race until 2 weeks ago. It did not give polling organizations enough time to prepare.
  • #MASEN, Scott Brown, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts, are all in the top ten trending topics on twitter, in that order. #MASEN stands for MA Senate.

  • Update 1 (11:30 AM by Aaronius): Morning Joe Video: Romney (this morning) on Massachusetts Race

Analysis on Election Morning

Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007; candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008

Scott Brown is a strong candidate who ran a good campaign. As recently proved in New Jersey and Virginia, good candidates win. But Brown’s victory was more than a rejection of the liberal Obama agenda.

Brown won in Massachusetts, the bluest of blue states, an accomplishment that could not have been possible absent extraordinary voter passion about the issues, in particular Obamacare, the economy, terrorism and federal spending.

Massachusetts health care is not perfect, but 98 percent of our residents are insured — a feat that, unlike Obamacare, came with no new taxes, no Medicare cuts, no “public option” and no trillion-dollar price tag. It’s little wonder that Massachusetts voters gave a thumbs-down to a federal health-care takeover. In electing Brown, they also repudiated the president’s policies of ineffective stimulus borrowing and treating an enemy combatant to the legal defense rights normally reserved for citizens.

This victory was a repudiation of the arrogance of Washington’s aspiring neo-monarchists who believe that government is wiser than the people of America.

Mitt Romney ‘On the Record’ Tonight with Greta

Former Gov. Mitt Romney sits down with Greta for wide-ranging interview you won’t want to miss!

Tune in to Fox News tonight at 10pm ET (9pm Central) to see Governor Romney’s input on our country’s current events. I imagine topics covered will go somewhat like this: the Obama Administrations misguided efforts on Healthcare (as usual), the jihad threat, job growth (or decline for that matter), and the economy in general. It’s sure to be a good one – we’ll post the video here as soon as we can get a hold of it!

*CLICK HERE join the rest of your Romney-supportin’ friends here at MRC for a LIVE CHAT before, during, and after the show!


Romney To Donate Lecture Profits to University of Utah Scholarship Fund

When Mitt Romney stops in Utah next March as part of his No Apology: The Case for American Greatness tour, he will not only raise a lot of excitement, he will raise a lot of money for a scholarship fund for the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah:

The Hinckley Institute of Politics’ mission is to promote political and civic involvement and to engage university students in the political process. The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah is a bipartisan institute dedicated to engaging students in governmental, civic and political processes; promote a better understanding and appreciation of politics; and train ethical and visionary students for service in the American political system. Robert H. Hinckley founded the Hinckley Institute of Politics in 1965 with the vision to, “teach students respect for practical politics and the principle of citizen involvement in government.” Since it’s founding, the Hinckley Institute has provided a wide range of programs for students, public school teachers and the general public

The Hinckley Institute was established in 1965 through the generous bequest of the Noble Foundation and Robert H. Hinckley. Robert H. Hinckley served in the Roosevelt Administration as Director of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and Director of Contract Settlement. He later went on to found the American Broadcasting Company in 1946. “Every student a politician” was the dream of Robert H. Hinckley.

For additional information on Hinckley Institute of Politics programs go here.

*Follow up – The website is now functioning and features the following announcement:

The Hinckley Institute of Politics
is proud to announce that it will host a lecture

by Mitt Romney

Former President and CEO of the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, Governor of Massachusetts, GOP Presidential candidate, and author of Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games,
in conjunction with the March release of his newest book

No Apology:
The Case for American Greatness.

Governor Romney’s address is set for
Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm, at the
Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.
This event will be the only opportunity in Utah to hear from Governor Romney as part of the No Apology book tour.
All ticket prices include a signed first edition hard cover book.
(retail price $25.99)
**This event is not a political fundraiser. **
**All event profits will fund Hinckley Institute of Politics student scholarships.**
If you have any questions or comments please contact the
Hinckley Institute of Politics: 801.581.8501

Donating the ticket sales profits from the “No Appology: The Case for American Greatness” lecture at the University of Utah reminds us again of Governor Romney’s generosity, commitment to education,and unwavering belief in ethics in government and citizen involvement.

Utah is the theme today, so day EIGHT of our Twelve Days of Christmas showcases a Utah homeboy. Singing a rhythmical rendition of the beautiful Angels We Have Heard on High
here is… Donny Osmond.

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it is always young,
And its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of the angels is sung.
~ Phillip Brooks

Romney Talks About the Economy with Hannity Tonight

hannity-show1Romney is set to be on the Sean Hannity Show tonight at 9pm EST, on Fox News. Don’t miss it. Watch it live and chat with us live during the broadcast.

Click here to go to the chat room. There is also a permalink on the sidebar —->.

Hat tip to Stephen for the alert.

UPDATE – Here is the YouTube video of Mitt’s appearance. We’d love to read what ya’ll have to say about this interview in the comments. All I’ll write here is that it struck me as different than Mitt’s usual interviews…