Cynthia Yockey

Martha Coakley gives her concession speech

Posted on January 19 2010 10:12 pm
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“I wish we were here with other and better news tonight,” Martha Coakley told the crowd assembled for her campaign in Boston. “We never lost our focus or our determination. If you do not run, you cannot win. Sometimes it is more important to travel hopefully than to arrive. We will continue to travel hopefully. I am heartbroken at this result. There will be plenty of Wednesday morning quarterbacking. We will be honest about the assessment of this race.”

Coakley also thanked Pres. Clinton and Vicki Kennedy, the wife of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, for campaigning for her. (Fox News cut in with Greta van Susteren, so Coakley may also have thanked Obama.)

Listening to Coakley’s concession speech, Gov. Sarah Palin commented, “This is a tidal wave telling politicians the status quo is not acceptable. It was this overall message that arrogance wasn’t going to win. When you look at the way Scott ran his campaign, it was quite simple. This is a step towards taking our country back. I so respected he didn’t call in a lot of outsiders to do his campaigning for him. All along I was rooting for him. [Coakley can tell her colleagues,] This is what democracy looks like, Democrats.”

Sean Hannity of Fox News reports that Sen. Harry Reid says Scott Brown will be seated when the Senate receives the proper paperwork.

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