After nearly three years and a lifetime’s worth of political heartache Democrats have reclaimed the Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy.
The race was one of the hardest fought this cycle and has been crucial to Democratic efforts to retain the majority in U.S. Senate.
“You know what the most difficult part of this is?” joked Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in a speech conceding to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. “I now have to break the news to my truck that I’ll be taking it home.
With a huge push from the Tea Party at the height of its influence, and at the nadir of the economic crisis, Brown won a special election for Kennedy’s seat in early 2010, robbing Senate Democrats of the 60th vote they needed to break serial GOP filibusters.
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