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Prediction time in Mass. Senate special election

Election day is here!

And, that means it's time for Fixistas to offer their best (educated) guesses about the results tonight. At stake is not only an official Fix t-shirt -- a commodity that can literally change your social life over night -- but also the unending admiration of the entire Fix community.

So, in the comments section below, offer your best prediction -- including percentages -- of the order of finish today. Remember that there are three candidates in the race: state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D), state Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Joe Kennedy (I).

Also, feel free to add your proposed headline that will come out of the vote tonight; we may just pick the best of those and send an official Fix t-shirt your way!

Polls close at 8 pm in Massachusetts so any predictions made after that time will not count. And, any prediction not made in the comments section -- do NOT email me your predictions -- will not count.

Looking for some guidance? Pollster.com's Mark Blumenthal and Charles Franklin have offered their takes as has 538's Nate Silver. And, it's worth reading the Boston Globe's coverage of the race before you make your final prediction.

Let it fly!

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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Comments

It looks like "joeyjoejoe" nailed it almost perfectly (I gave the "protest" Kennedy vote too much credence):

"Brown 51.7
Coakley 47.0
Kennedy 1.3"

Posted January 19, 2010 5:04 PM

CONGRATS!!!!

Posted by: JakeD | January 20, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

So who won the T-shirt?

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

POLLS ARE CLOSED!!!

1% of precincts reporting: Brown 54%, Coakley 45%, Kennedy 1%

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse


This whole thing started with Obama staying on the golf course over the holidays - releasing statements that downplayed a terrorist incident that could have killed 300 people.

It is UNBELIEVABLE.

People do not want the health care bill - however Obama has been MISMANAGING THE COUNTRY.

Instead of the economy, Obama is off reviewing the Afghanistan policy for months - only to choose a Bush-like Surge and then say we are pulling out in 18 months.


Then Obama goes to Copenhagen TWICE on issues which have nothing to do with the economy.

I GUESS WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM SOMEONE LIKE OBAMA WHO HAS NO ECONOMIC OR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE EXCEPT FOR BUYING COCAINE.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

55.7% Brown, 42.9% Coakley, 1.4% Kennedy/Other

Posted by: mespreitzer | January 19, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

it's 'tea party' time once again:

brown: 48%
coakley: 41%
kennedy: 11%

i predict republican senate wins in florida and california...

power to the people of the USA.

Posted by: ShamanX | January 19, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 50.4
Brown: 47.9
Kennedy: 1.7

Posted by: w_brown_4 | January 19, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 54%
Coakley: 45%
Kennedy: 1%

Posted by: LaSp | January 19, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 50 percent
Brown 49 percent
Kennedy 1 percent

Posted by: landlaw | January 19, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

T-minus ONE HOUR and counting ...

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I've been trying for one of those t-shirts since they first were available.... One of these days.....

Brown (R): 52.3%
Coakley (D): 46.5%
Kennedy (I): 1.2%

Headline: "Sen. Brown (R-Mass.) Wow. Just... wow."

Posted by: acasilaco | January 19, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Coakley -- 49.5
Brown -- 49.1
Kennedy -- 1.4

Headline: Coakley Confident Heading Into Recount

Posted by: mweymar | January 19, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Brown-52
Coakley-46
Kennedy-2

Headline: Mass. Senate seat flips from Blue to Brown.

Posted by: wally_hsueh | January 19, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Brown--55
Coakley--42
Kennedy--3

Posted by: Fran5 | January 19, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 47.4
Brown 51.3
Kennedy 1.3

Posted by: quegg | January 19, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.3
Coakley 47.8
Kennedy 2.9

Dems in Disarray

Posted by: mlbfaninVA | January 19, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Coakley- 49.5
Brown- 48.0
Kennedy- 2.5

Posted by: Yak3 | January 19, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Brown 53
Coakley - 46
Kennedy - 1

Posted by: Avar | January 19, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 53.3

Coakley - 44.2

Kennedy - 2.5


"Game Change"


Posted by: bstevenson | January 19, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 49.5
Brown: 49.4
Kennedy: 1.1

Headline: After a lengthy recount, Coakley declared victor. Republicans cry foul. BBlacklow finally wins a Fix T-Shirt and wife stops lording her T-Shirt over him.

Posted by: BBlacklow | January 19, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 56
Brown: 42
Kennedy: 2

Headline: Media created circus - don't trust the polls.

Posted by: BrentwoodGuy | January 19, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 49
Brown 48
Kennedy 3

Headlines:
If Coakley Wins:
Coakley Saves the Day

If Brown Wins:
Brown Brings Down Democrats

Posted by: culader | January 19, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Headline: A Kennedy WINS Again!

A Truman-like upset of the "pros" as it is:

Joe Kennedy 50.5%
Scott Brown 26.5%
Martha Coakley 23.0%

Joe Lewis KENNEDY delivers a knockout to both political parties.
I know its a dream, but wouldn't it be justice.

Posted by: rschultz128 | January 19, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

BROWN EDGES COAKLEY IN SENATE RACE
Scott Brown (R) edged out Martha Coakley (D) for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Senator Edward Kennedy. Brown garnered 51% of the vote, while Coakley captured 46%. Independent Joe Kennedy posted 3%. Pundits stated how ironic it was that MA was the location of the original Tea Party and the "shot heard 'round the world". Voters in the state find it a bit humorous, if not unbelievable, that MA of all states, is now the site of the new Tea Party and the 2nd version of the "shot heard 'round the world". Someday our "leaders" may catch on. Voters of MA did tonight.

Posted by: fcap93 | January 19, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Brown 47.5
Coakley 51.1
Kennedy 3.5
Other 1.1

'Big Drama, Obama'

(actually, whatever the headlines are, regardless of who wins, they will be over the top!)

Looking fwd to see what happens,
-jkg

Posted by: WhoKnewIt | January 19, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Brown 47.5
Coakley 51.1
Kennedy 3.5
Other 1.1

'Big Drama, Obama'

(actually, whatever the headlines are, regardless of who wins, they will be over the top!)

Looking fwd to see what happens,
-jkg

Posted by: WhoKnewIt | January 19, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Brown 51.7
Coakley 47.0
Kennedy 1.3

I loved reading the newspaper headlines people suggested on here.

Posted by: joeyjoejoe | January 19, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Brown 52.5
Coakley 45.4
Kennedy 2.1

Posted by: RandallHough | January 19, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse


Coakley 52.5
Brown 45.6
Kennedy 1.8

Coakley finds pulse. Health care reform on track.

Posted by: prairiepopulist | January 19, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 58%
Brown 40%
Kennedy 2%

I know the Democracts are behind in the polls but I think the national attention about what will happen if the dems lose and the increase in ads about this special election will get the Democrats in the state out to vote.

Headline: Dems have MASSive sigh of relief from last night's special election

Posted by: ksburney1914 | January 19, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Brown 53.1
Coakley 44.6
Kennedy 2.3

It is not Kennedy's seat. It is Brown's Seat.

Posted by: fetzer | January 19, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Independents Fuel Brown Victory

Brown 53.5
Coakley 44.8
Kennedy 1.7

Posted by: marathonjack | January 19, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Brown 53.1
Coakley 44.6
Kennedy 2.3

Democrats blame flawed candidate not national issues for loss.

Posted by: fetzer | January 19, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

IT'S 'BROWN ZERO' FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM
IT'S BROWN, AND WE'RE IN CIDERTOWN

Brown 52.0
Coakley 45.5
Kennedy 2.5

Sorry, Chris, I guess putting an M in front of the word a-hole is a no-no on the Fix. So, one more time:

"Teabagged Ma**holes twitch, go Brown"

Posted by: JLDF | January 19, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Coakley responds to accusations about a lax campaign. Says she didn't shake more hands because "I thought I might get infected with H1N1"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 50.9
Coakley - 46.8
Kennedy - 2.3

Headline: "Choakley!"

Posted by: iainspapa | January 19, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

BROWN STRIPS DOWN!, runs naked thru the Boston streets after loss, "...Shows why he is bigger than the rest." police reports states.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | January 19, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Coakley -- 49.3
Brown --48.9
Kennedy -- 1.8

Herald: "SQUEAKER! Coakley beats Brown in tight one"
Globe: "Coakley, Obama breathe sigh of relief"

Posted by: djlavoie771 | January 19, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"Coakley Blames Sarah Palin"

Angrily claims that if she had come to Massachusetts, Brown would have lost.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 49.4%
Brown - 48.5%
Kennedy - 2.1%

Storyline: Democratic machine pushes stumbling Coakley over the line

Posted by: JayPen | January 19, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Brown wins, Snowe caves.

Posted by: trident420 | January 19, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Brown 51.4%
Coakley 46.2%

HEADLINE - "GOP's Brown makes Dems really blue"

Posted by: gravesbrian19 | January 19, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Brown 51.4%
Coakley 46.2%

HEADLINE - "GOP's Brown makes Dems really blue"

Posted by: gravesbrian19 | January 19, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

"After Massachusetts Election, Health Care Bill Suddenly Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer. Not Expected to Live Long."

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

coakley - 48.7
brown - 46.2
kennedy - 5.1

"liberterians pinch hit for dems"

Posted by: kedarhal | January 19, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 51.5
Brown 47.5
Kennedy/Other 3

Scribe Pontifications:

Huffington: WHAT BROWN COULDN'T DO FOR BLUE
NY Times: OBAMACARE TRIUMPHANTLY MARCHES ON
Drudge: THE GHOST OF KENNEDY PLODS ON

Posted by: TremendousPoise | January 19, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Coakley Buys Season Tickets to Red Sox Games" Says she'll cheer them on to the Super Bowl

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 51
Brown 48
Kennedy/Other 2

"Much ado about Not Much: MA is still Blue State Heaven"

Posted by: elanmel | January 19, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 49.4
Brown 49.4
Kennedy 1.2

Based on closeness of unofficial totals, recount likely. Lawyers for both sides camp on courthouse steps....

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 19, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Brown -- 53.2
Coakley -- 45.1
Kennedy -- 1.7

Head -- Mass. Voters Ask: What Can Brown Do For Us

Deckhead -- GOP Thanks Bay State Dems for Gift of Nominating Coakley

Posted by: michaelriccardi62 | January 19, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Brown 50
Coakley 47
Kennedy 3

Brown Pulls Off a Massachusetts Miracle for the GOP

Posted by: Drummelle | January 19, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Ok - this didn't seem to go through the first time I submitted it:

Coakley: 47.8
Brown: 47.4
Kennedy: 4.1

Then, of course, the obligatory recount

Posted by: emm234 | January 19, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Coakley Congratulates Brown, says "I must admit, even I had Scott's Cosmo picture on my wall"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 47.8
Brown: 47.4
Kennedy 4.1

And then a lengthy recount

Posted by: emm234 | January 19, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Brown 52.3
Coakley 46.2
Kennedy 1.5

Posted by: mrg2032 | January 19, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.5
Coakley: 48
Kennedy: 2.5

"Mainstream Media": Anti-Incumbent Sentiment Sweeps Populist Brown to Victory

"True Story Line": Brown's Upset Unnerves Moderate Democrats, Party's Agenda Up In the Air

Posted by: ryancrowley | January 19, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 51
Coakley: 47.5
Kennedy: 1.5

Headline: Sunshine peaks through on Brown as Coakley's Oakley's hide the disappointment.

Posted by: jcw_colby | January 19, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 49.3
Coakley - 48.5
Kennedy - 2

Headline: "Brown Wins, Will Democrats Delay Seating Him?"

Posted by: Jindal2012 | January 19, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.4
Coakley 47.7
Kennedy 3.0 (at least a few of those votes from clueless elderly Dems)

Headline: The Shot Heard Round The World

Posted by: hlolsen1 | January 19, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Brown 50.5%
Coakley 48.7%

Coakley blew it!!! 'Marcia' Coakley is invited to throw the first pitch on opening day for the Yankees

Posted by: TexasProud1 | January 19, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

If Coakley manages to edge Brown out, the GOOPers and teabaggers will still claim victory, while Congress will pass a health care bill and we can all move on to jobs and the economy. Plus, the GOOPers can run against health care reform in the fall.

Win-win.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | January 19, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Brown 52
Coakley 46
Kennedy 2

"Obama: Remember when I caught that fly?"

Posted by: melrose1 | January 19, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.8
Coakley 48.2
Kennedy 1.2
Other .8

Brown Wins--The Bluest of States Changes Color.

Posted by: lovinliberty | January 19, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The flip side:
Brown 51.5%
Coakley 47.0%
Kennedy 0.5%

Headline: "Republicans: Brownie Points to the Senate"

Posted by: rogden71 | January 19, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Chris Dodd's house now for sale in Conneticut, moving to Mass.

Countrywide already has a new mortgage set up for him. On his new deal now, they actually pay him every month.

Plans his return to the Senate via Mass after Conneticut readied to throw him out.

Posted by: dmadigan | January 19, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Brown 57.8
Coakley 41.1
Kennedy 1.1

Headline: BROWN AVALANCHE Stuns Dems

Posted by: antipc | January 19, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 53
Coakley: 46
Kennedy: 1

GOP Rings the Liberty Bell

Posted by: jmurphy4 | January 19, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

THE END OF CAMELOT
Brown victory ends half-century run of Democratic Senators in Kennedy seat

Brown - 49.6%
Coakley - 47.8%
Kennedy - 2.6%

(I hope that I'm wrong! But if Martha loses at least I have a shot at a Fix t-shirt!)

Posted by: ccrainato | January 19, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Brown 54.1
Coakley 43.0
Kennedy 2.9

Headline: "Mass. Red, Washington Blue."

Posted by: ArmyBrat1 | January 19, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

State controlled media trying to keep it closer than it is in the polls.

anemic, if any at all, turnout out in Marsha's districts. No lines. Suburbs have lines two miles long.

Brown in a blowout!

Brown 56
Coakley 41
K 03

....bad candidate....bad campaign....no...not a referendum on Barry.

Please, keep believeing that.

Posted by: dmadigan | January 19, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 49%
Brown - 47%
Kennedy - 4%

Posted by: KatherineWelsh | January 19, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 52.0%

Brown: 47.3

Kennedy: 0.7

Headline: "This is for you Teddy"

Posted by: rogden71 | January 19, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 55.9%
Brown: 41.4%
Kennedy: 2.7%

OFA combats the Tea Party as the real grassroots effort, changing the outlook for November 2010. You read it here first.

Posted by: joshuamanning23 | January 19, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Coakley, 49.6
Brown, 48%
Kennedy, 2.4%

BROWN OUT IN MASSACHUSETTS.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | January 19, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I love the Croakly lunatics.

The money is on Brown.

http://www.intrade.com/

Posted by: BO__Stinks | January 19, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

fulrich


It used to be 67 % and before that they needed all the Senators to proceed.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 51
Brown - 47
Kennedy - 2

Coakley crosses finish line with a comfortable margin after surprising large turnout.

531 Headline - Let's analyze this...

Posted by: rhinohide | January 19, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Oops, I copied my numbers from the previous post, except I copied someone else's by mistake!

So, disregard my previous guess.

My real guess for the t-shirt:

Coakley 52.9
Brown 45.4
Kennedy 1.7

Headlines:

DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF MA WINS OUT

MARKEY ANNOUNCES PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO COAKLEY FOR 2012


Posted by: Breandan_from_Ireland
--------------------------------------
Look, they are already pulling in voters from outside MA !!!!

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 49.7
Brown 49.3
Kennedy 1.0

Posted by: michael1963 | January 19, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 48.9
Brown- 48.7
Kennedy- 2.4

Recount!
Brown's plurality among election day voters overcome by Coakley's edge among absentees.

Posted by: dwells3 | January 19, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Headline

Coakley, Browned All Week by the Media, Gets Cooked by the Voters.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 53
Brown 41
Kennedy 6

"Record Turnout, 60 Votes Intact"
Of special interest to Fixistas
will be the huge gender split
in the demographics.

Posted by: NattyBump | January 19, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 51.1
Brown - 48.8
Kennedy - 0.1

Posted by: pdurand | January 19, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse


Brown 51.4
Coakley 47.1
Kennedy 1.5

Headline: No one gets 60 per cent: election dead

Isn't that the new standard in America?

Posted by: fulrich | January 19, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 48
Browwn: 51
Kennedy: 6

(Adds to 105% - it is a Kennedy State!)

Headlines:

NYT: "Obama to Resign at Noon Citing Poor Health(care)"
Wash Post: "Palin Announces Run For Presidency in November 2010 Election" (really I don't think she knows much about the rules...and who cares at this point?)
WSJ: "Healtcare Stocks Surge 3000%"
National Inquirer: "Tiger Woods is Obama's Long Lost Brother"

Posted by: ChevyChaseChap | January 19, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 48.3
Brown 47.5
Kennedy 3.0
Other 1.2

Moonbats and dem machine pull it off and keep Mass Blue (pun intended) for a long time

Posted by: callahmj | January 19, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Oops, I copied my numbers from the previous post, except I copied someone else's by mistake!

So, disregard my previous guess.

My real guess for the t-shirt:

Coakley 52.9
Brown 45.4
Kennedy 1.7

Headlines:

DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF MA WINS OUT

MARKEY ANNOUNCES PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO COAKLEY FOR 2012

Posted by: Breandan_from_Ireland | January 19, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 48.7%
Brown - 47.4%
Kennedy - 3.9%

Headline: "THE DREAM LIVES ON... BARELY"

Posted by: PMurph1 | January 19, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Martha Coakley (D) 49.3%

Scott Brown (R) 49.0%

Joe Kennedy (I) 1.7%

Posted by: yarbrougharts | January 19, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.3%
Coakley 49.5%
Kennedy 1.2%

Posted by: jim6058 | January 19, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

There is no point in guessing the margin as it will be extremely close. But there is a 50% chance that the headline will be:

"Coakley Demands Recount"

Posted by: anon99 | January 19, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Brown- 56.8
Coakley- 41.1
Kennedy- 2.1

Headline- Dems stunned by Brownie, snow. "I thought it was global warming" says Chokely.

Posted by: druvas | January 19, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 48%
Brown 46%
Kennedy 6%

It's Coakley
Dem wins Senate seat by the skin of a Cosmo centerfold

Posted by: rjackson1958 | January 19, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 53
Coakley - 45
Kennedy - 2

MA Blowout! Brown Wins by 8 Points. Subtitle: Potential Ramifications for Passage of Health Care Bill.

Posted by: bensonabbey | January 19, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 56

Brown - 41

Kennedy - 3

Posted by: lunetrick | January 19, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Suzy

That was bad............

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 1:13 PM


37, lighten up!

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 52%
Brown - 45%
Kennedy - 3%

Posted by: pcarey12 | January 19, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Coakley:52%
Brown:43%
Kennedy:5%

No Mass Brownout
Teddy is smiling from above

Posted by: desertfox31 | January 19, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Brown, 52%.
Coakley, 44.8%
Kennedy, 3.2%

The media will call the election for Brown. This is the minimum margin needed for this. Anything closer and it will be 'too close to call' until Coakley has found a few more votes. This IS Massachusetts, after all.

Posted by: qlangley | January 19, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.8%
Coakley: 46.7%
Kennedy: 3.5%


Man of the "people," Brown stuns Coakley, Dems

Posted by: blert | January 19, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 52%
Brown - 45%
Kennedy - 3%

Posted by: pcarey12 | January 19, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Suzy


That was bad............


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

(So, I clearly can't count; I'm reposting my numbers...)

Brown - 50.2
Coakley - 48.3
Kennedy - 1.5

Headline (still the same): "Super Majority, Shmuper Majority"

Posted by: loudblackgirl | January 19, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 68% Winner*
Brown 62%
Kennedy 3%

*Vote total exceeded number of registered voters

Headline: TED RALLIES DEAD TO LATE COAKLEY SURGE

Statement released by Sen. Kennedy's office: "This is not just the living people's seat."

Posted by: larryfromlinolakes | January 19, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Caokley 53
Brown 46
Kennedy 1

Kennedy's Health Care Still Alive

Posted by: rld333 | January 19, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

My guess for the shirt:

Brown: 51.1%

Coakley: 47.1%

Kennedy: 1.8%


Headlines:

DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF MA WINS OUT

MARKEY ANNOUNCES PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO COAKLEY FOR 2012

Posted by: Breandan_from_Ireland | January 19, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 47
Coakley: 51
Kennedy: 2

It came down to organization and getting out the vote.

Posted by: Indiana2Washington | January 19, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 51.2%
Coakley: 49.3%
Kennedy: 1.9%

Headline: "Super Majority, Shmuper Majority"

Posted by: loudblackgirl | January 19, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Coakley-53.6
Brown---43.4
Kennedy---2
The Democrats, chastened by their close call, will try to respond to legitimate concerns. The Republicans will come down off their high.

Posted by: JosephGAnthony | January 19, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Headline

Coakley Says, "Next Time I Run, I'm Posing for Penthouse"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

It’s Brown so you must flush Martha (Marsha, if you’re a Kennedy liberal) down!

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Headline


Coakley - Browned All Week, Is Now Cooked


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 52.3%
Brown 44.5%
Kennedy 3.2%

Posted by: richarduk1 | January 19, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Headline: Brown wins! Democratic Dominance Ends!

51% Brown (R)
47% Coakley (D)
2% Kennedy (I)

I would really like a Fix t-shirt!

Posted by: scottyscooter | January 19, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 50.1
Brown: 50.0
Kennedy: -.1

Headline: Brown Partied Out as Mass Dem’s Get All Coaked Up

Posted by: bulldog12 | January 19, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Brown 48.1
Coakley 47.2

Democrats vow to fight results, Republicans protest Dems "corrupt stalling tactics"

Posted by: AnthonyJBrady | January 19, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 44.9
Brown - 52.3
Kennedy - 2.8

I have no idea what the press will make of this - but I am sure they will blame the electorate (it couldn't be the elitist, arrogant, out-of-touch oligarchy - lets insult the people and call them "teabagger"). My headline would be "The People Reclaim Their Senate Seat"

Posted by: clawrence35 | January 19, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 48
Coakley: 46
Kennedy: 6

Posted by: CharlesWMiller | January 19, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Brown 51.1
Coakley 46.8
Kennedy 2.1

Posted by: gsmit42 | January 19, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Brown 47
Coakley 48
Kennedy 5

Posted by: beeker25 | January 19, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"Coakley Gets Even - Bans All Red Sox Books in Public Schools"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Dead Kennedy: Fresh Brown for Rotting Democrats

Posted by: bulldog12 | January 19, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Headline, predict:

Voter Results Bad for Health

Posted by: tmjennings | January 19, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Brown Wins; Mass Voters Hate Taste of New Coakley

Posted by: bulldog12 | January 19, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Coakley -- 50
Brown -- 47
Kennedy -- 3

Posted by: helofan | January 19, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Headline:

Corzine and Deeds to Coakley: "Welcome to the Club"


Hey Mr Cillizza, this is fun. Thanks for the great column. Can you please add a box of Godiva chocolates to the prize?

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Brown 53

Coakley 46

Kennedy 1

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 53
Brown - 44
Kennedy - 3

Posted by: maths887 | January 19, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Brown:51
Coakley:48
Kennedy:1

NYT headline: "Brown win muddies health care chances"

Posted by: TempleAl | January 19, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Coakley loses.

Goes on 2 year sabbatical.

Becomes Global Cooling Guru.

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Karzai in a Stunner!

Karzai - 91
Brown - 5.3
Coakley - 3.3
Kennedy - .4

Posted by: bulldog12 | January 19, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Brown- 49.2
Coakley- 48.8
Kennedy/other- 2

Washington Post head: Brown Mass. win dooms Obama health plans

NY Times head: Insufficient voters for Coakley plunge Democrats into existential abyss from which there is no immediate escape

NY Post head: Brown Blast Croaks Coak


Posted by: GoneFromTexas | January 19, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Yet another Headline:


"Coakley Buys Baseball Encyclopedia on EBay"


After ripping out all pages with references to Curt Schilling, she emphatically states "I'll be ready the next time I run!"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 50
Brown - 47
Kennedy - 2

Posted by: tgraff1 | January 19, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Sadly...closer win for Brown than the polls suggest.

Headline next week: With Brown's victory, a flood of vulnerable House Dems decide to retire.

Brown: 50.2%
Coakley: 47.7%
Kennedy: 2.1

Posted by: RussellNewYork | January 19, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 52
Brown - 46
Kennedy - 1

Posted by: jbentley4 | January 19, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Headline -

Brown Wins. The "Cradle of Liberty" avoids becoming The "Casket of Liberty".

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Brown 52
Coakley 47
Kennedy 1

Headline: Brown In: Pelosi Missing

For the Record: how come we have to stick our necks by making predictions and Cillizza doesn't? Bite the bullet boss!

Posted by: miglefitz | January 19, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Brown 48.8
Coakley 48.7
Kennedy 2.5

Brown leads in overnight returns; Coakley contemplates recount

Posted by: cambridgema | January 19, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Brown 54
Coakley 44
Kennedy 1

Headline:

Great Scott!

Posted by: rbibb1 | January 19, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 51.4
Brown 48.4
Kennedy .2

Headline: Schilling vows to challange Coakley in 6 years.

Posted by: RMH82 | January 19, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.9%
Coakley 48%
Kennedy 2.1%

Mass. speaks for America. Health Care Plan is a bonanza for insurance companies and a raw deal for the American people. Obama needs to start over and show leadership which has been missing since he took office.

Posted by: Canopywalk | January 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.9%
Coakley 48%
Kennedy 2.1%

Mass. speaks for America. Health Care Plan is a bonanza for insurance companies and a raw deal for the American people. Obama needs to start over and show leadership which has been missing since he took office.

Posted by: Canopywalk | January 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 51%
Coakley - 47%
Kennedy - 2%

Brown chokes Coakley; Obama strikes out

Posted by: jessesingh6 | January 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Brown 50.1%
Coakley 46.6%
Kennedy 3.3%

Headline - Kennedy Legacy is History

Posted by: jweber91 | January 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Another Headline:

Bee Gees 1960's song "Massachusetts" foretold 2010 Senate Winner.

"And the lights all went down in Massachusetts
The day I left her standing on her own."

poor Martha

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Mini Bears with full-size Ditka 47
Giants 12

Wait, what were we talking about?

Posted by: 1ofamillion | January 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 51.3
Coakley: 47.6
Kennedy: 1.9

Headlines:
1. Democrats Suffer Brownout
2. Heck of a Job, Brownie!
3. FilaBrownster!

Posted by: bulldog12 | January 19, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 52

Brown 45

JK 3


Red Sox nation remains Blue

There are quite a few fun headlines here.
Party on.

Posted by: TRX2010 | January 19, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 45
Brown 45
Kennedy .5
Alfred E. Newman 9.5
(Its MA)

Posted by: AWWNats | January 19, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 49.5%
Coakley - 47%
Kennedy - 3.5%

Headline - "Coakley Chokes, Brown to Washington"

Posted by: toddterps62 | January 19, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Cancel my previous post - math has never been my forte. :)

Revised prediction:

Brown 49.3%
Coakley 49.2%
Kennedy/other 1.5%

Headline tomorrow
Coakley-Brown: Too Close to Call...
Shades of Florida 2000, Minnesota 2008?

Posted by: johnsonc2 | January 19, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Brown 52%
Croker 48%

Before vote fraud

Brown 55%
Croker 45%

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

The Dems field another miserable candidate and let another stealth conservative win an election. Did Brown ever say he is a Repub? That he is against MassCare (now the national model)?

Brown 53
Coakley 46
Kennedy 1

Head: Brown Reds Blue Mass!

Posted by: AWLinNC | January 19, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Coakley--52%
Brown--45%
Kennedy--3%

Centerfold shrinkage saves Coakley's bacon--with the help of another Kennedy

Posted by: dhorne1 | January 19, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Headline: Obama visit pushes Coakley over the top

Posted by: theseventen | January 19, 2010 12:12 PM


Did you mean to say "Obama visit pushes Coakley over the CLIFF"

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Brown 51.3
Coakley 47.4
Kennedy 1.3

Posted by: rwc1 | January 19, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Ballot

Commonwealth Of Massachusettes

Check One

Democrat
Complete takeover of the American healthcare system.
Higher taxes.
Billions for make-believe global warming.
High priced lawyers defending Al-Qaeda terrorists.
Weak national defense.
Creepy-eyed Rham Emanuel.


Republican
NO!

Posted by: leapin | January 19, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Brown 49.3%
Coakley 49.2%
Kennedy/other .5%

Headline tomorrow
Coakley-Brown: Too Close to Call...
Shades of Florida 2000, Minnesota 2008?

Posted by: johnsonc2 | January 19, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Kennedy family buys Mass senate seat in backroom deal with Harry Reid. Election nullified.

Posted by: billyo1 | January 19, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Coakley - 48.75
Brown - 48.25
Kennedy - 3

Posted by: PAdem | January 19, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.7%
Coakley: 46.6%
Kennedy: 3.1%
Other/spoiled/undercount: .4%

Headline: Democrats Now Reconciled to Reconciliation

Posted by: Stonecreek | January 19, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 49
Brown: 48
Kennedy: 3

Headline: Obama visit pushes Coakley over the top

Posted by: theseventen | January 19, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The fact that a right wing GOP light weight could pull off an upset in MA is a disgrace. There are many factors that Jon Stewart nailed on his show last night.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/jon-stewart-gets-fed-up-d_n_427917.html

Poor Ted is going to spin in his grave unless Coakley can pull off a hail mary pass, like the Jets are doing.

Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | January 19, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

My German Shepherd, Titus, is joining in the Scott Brown victory celebration tonight. Another juicy steak for him! Lots of olive oil and garlic! I ordered an organic smoked buffalo bone for him last Friday. I hope that gets here in time for the celebration too.

Titus says:

Brown - 60%
Coakley - 38%
Kennedy - 1%
Teddy - 1%

Titus' headline: Woof, Woof!

Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Brown 56
Coakley 43
Kennedy 1


Headline: No Thank You Mr President

Posted by: Lonestar456 | January 19, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Coakley- 50
Brown- 49.5
Kennedy- 0.5

Posted by: ProfDrAM | January 19, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 57.8%
Brown 31.1%
Kennedy 11.1%

Posted by: katem1 | January 19, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 57.8%
Brown 31.1%
Kennedy 11.1%

Posted by: katem1 | January 19, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse


Brown: 49.6%
Coakley: 49.5%
Kennedy: 0.9%

Headline: "Bay State Brawl". Scott Brown leads by 20,102 votes presently, Coakley vows long fight for "justice".

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | January 19, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Coakley: 49.5
Brown: 49
Kennedy: 1.5

Posted by: tjbv1 | January 19, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

2010 Disaster looming for Dems? Blame game begins.
Brown 50
Coakley 45
Kennedy 3

Posted by: dwolkins | January 19, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Brown - 50.2
Coakley - 48.1
Kennedy - 1.5

Story - Coakley should have changed her last name to Kennedy.

Posted by: ChristopherSGeissler | January 19, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Brown: 50
Coakley: 47
Kennedy: 3

Headline: Massachusetts gos Brown; Coakley challenges election results

Posted by: justanotherguy | January 19, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse


Brown: 49.6
Coakley: 49.5
Kennedy: 0.9

Headline: "Bay State Brawl"! Brown ahead by 20,000 votes presently, Coakley vows protracted fight for "justice".

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | January 19, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Coakley 50%
Brown 48%
Kennedy 2%

Coakley should win because of the huge organizational and get out the vote advantages of Democrats in Massachusetts.

Headline: Coakley ekes out narrow victory, sigh of relief in white house.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | January 19, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown + Mass. voters who want our country to be as our Founding Fathers intended for it to be:
52.2%

Martha Coakley, Barack Obama, the Socialist/Communist clique aka Democrap Party + Mass. voters who want to change our government to one envisioned by Saul Alinski's book "Rules for Radicals", Adolph Hitlers "Mein Kampf", and Karl Marx's "Communist Manufesto":
46.1%

Posted by: armpeg | January 19, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Hi Everyone. Suzy here! I'm early today. I just got back from voting. I have been predicting all along that Brown would get 53%, and Annie Coakley would get 45%. Obama's visit had such an impact on me that I had to rethink it. Here's my final prediction and the headline:


Brown - 55%
Coakley - 43%
Kennedy - 2%

Headline for tomorrow: Coakley Blames Teddy for Trouncing. Says Teddy Shouln't Have Died.


Posted by: SuzyCcup | January 19, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

To the end, the Democratic loyalists who read the Washington Post are still predicting a Coakley win. Amazing the disfunction and the wrong headedness. Sarah Palin would be winning in a landslide for president if the election were held today, the way the Democrats are acting.

Posted by: kenpasadena | January 19, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Headline: GOP on a roll, Kennedy rolls over in his grave

Posted by: Dave415 | January 19, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Brown - 51.4%
Coakley - 45.3%
Kennedy - 3.3%

Posted by: EkalbYeliab | January 19, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Brown:52
Coakley:47
Kennedy:1

Herald:Red Sox Nation Votes
Globe: Obama State of Union set for Jan. 27th

Posted by: KathyCorey | January 19, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Brown- 50.2
Coakley- 48.4
Kennedy- 1.4

Posted by: paulmcmaster1 | January 19, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Brown 52.5
Coakley 47.5
Kennedy 1

Posted by: RobT1 | January 19, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

My sincere prediction: No matter HOW close the margin on either of the two major sides, the whole debacle will end up in a MASSIVE round/mess of court challenges, absentee-vote challenges, name-calling, allegations and proven instances of election fraud, certification delays, and a months-long challenge that will be reminiscent of, or even overshadow, the Al Franken election in Minnesota.

I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but my prediction for headlines in the mainstream press will be polite, printable variations of "WHAT A &%$)*#!)+% MESS!!!!" Lefties like the Puffington Host will scream "BROWN STEALING ELECTION!" and right-wing bloggers will scream "COAKLEY, SEIU, AND ACORN STEAL ELECTION!"

Posted by: LNER4472 | January 19, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 56
Brown- 42
Kennedy- 2

Been in Boston recently and at my old sportsbar things have really changed. Everyone was for Obama, now almost nobody is standing up for him. The C-span thing really made people mad. Including me. Hope he can change or we are dead.

Posted by: pg1923 | January 19, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse


Coakley 50.5%
Brown 47.5%
Kennedy 3%

Posted by: BillSwinford | January 19, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 59
Brown- 38
Kennedy- 3

Posted by: PatVa | January 19, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 52
Brown- 47
Kennedy- 1

"In spite of the media doing their best to turn this a race towards the Republicans and make it a vote on the Obama agenda, the Republicans will still make up their liberal media lies at the end."

Posted by: SPKNYC | January 19, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.9%
Coakley: 46.8%
Kennedy: 3.3%

Posted by: reason5 | January 19, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

My prediction for today is
Coakley-49.5%
Brown-44.5%
Kennedy-6%

Posted by: AndyR3 | January 19, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Brown - 49.9%
Coakley - 48.5%
Kennedy/other - 2.3%

Heavy media coverage by Fox wakes up dems but too late.

Posted by: billyo1 | January 19, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Brown 50.5%
Coakley 47%
Kennedy 2.5%.

Headline: BROWN WINS; OBAMA WILL NOW VETO ANY HEALTH PLAN THAT LACKS BIPARTISAN STAMP.

Posted by: jayjay9 | January 19, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.8
Martha: 48.2
Kennedy: 1.0

Headline: Brown Ends Dems Super Majority

Posted by: aclark001 | January 19, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 48.7%
Brown - 48.5%
Kennedy - 2.8%

Tomorrow's Headline: "Coakley Leads, but Recount Likely"

Eventual Headline in March: "Brown Exhausts all Legal Options, Coakley Declared Winner"

Posted by: CNY-DC | January 19, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Coakley: 44
Brown: 53
Kennedy: 3

Posted by: jbouklas | January 19, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 51.1%
Coakley: 47.3%
Kennedy: 1.6%

Posted by: aapike86 | January 19, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Brown 49.5%
Coakley 48.5%
Kennedy 2.0%

Election called by 11:00 pm.

Posted by: ADNova | January 19, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Political junkies unite. Today's a day we will always remember!!!


Scott Brown (R)50.4%
Martha Coakley (D)48.4%
Joe Kennedy (I) 1.2%

Lets give a big cheer for our Fix.

Posted by: robinhood2 | January 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Brown 53%
Coakley 45%
Kenendy 2%

Headline (at least in the Boston Herald) CHOKE-LEY!!!

Posted by: dvjackson | January 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Brown 51
Coakley 46
Kennedy 3

This assumes the St. Josephs precinct doesn't overwhelm.

Posted by: ronjaboy | January 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 1,165,191 = 50.8%
Coakley: 1,081,333 = 47.2%
Kennedy: 44,930 = 1.9%

Independents run to the right.

Posted by: cybridge | January 19, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Brown 51
Coakley 46
Kennedy 3

Posted by: ronjaboy | January 19, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Brown : 52.3%
Coakley : 46.2%
Kennedy : 1.5%

Headline: "Listen Up, Mr. President!"

Posted by: johnhinson | January 19, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it stink if votes for Kennedy cost Coakley the election?

Yeah... that would stink.

Posted by: gmart68b | January 19, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

If no candidate gets 50% of the vote will there be a runoff???????????????????????

Posted by: changer2 | January 19, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Brown 53%
Coakley 45%
Kennedy 2%

Posted by: peterdc | January 19, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Brown 54.7
Coakley 44.1
Kennedy 1.2

Health Care On Life Support As 'Kennedy's Seat' Goes To GOP

Posted by: johnnydrama36 | January 19, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Brown peaked too early.

Coakley 49.0
Brown 46.7
Kennedy 2.3


.

Posted by: bsimon1 | January 19, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 52%
Coakley: 45%
Kennedy: 3%

Headline: "Scott Shocks, Martha Flops"

Posted by: aaronguerrero87 | January 19, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

"Shot heard 'round the world"

Upstart sweeps to shocking victory!

Scott Brown (R)52.4%
Martha Coakley (D)46.4%
Joe Kennedy (I) 1.2%

Posted by: jlarranaga | January 19, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I just can't see Martha pulling this one out. This reminds me all too much of the 2002 gubernatorial race.

Brown - 49.5%
Coakley - 48.8%
Kennedy/other - 2.3%

Power in health care reform shifts to Collins/Snowe and a more limited measure is passed under reconciliation. 55 - 45.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 19, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 51.0
Coakley: 48.6
Kennedy: .04

"Health Care in Peril as Dems fail to hold Kennedy Seat"

Posted by: mcarver1 | January 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Coakley-48.8%
Brown-48.3%
Kennedy-1.5%

Posted by: desayunador | January 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Brown 51
Coakley 47
Kennedy 2

Posted by: DanME | January 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Brown 50.2
Coakley 47.3
Kennedy 2.5

Kennedy torpedos Democratic seat-No Runoff

Posted by: changer2 | January 19, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

My (best educated) guess, for the "official" Fix T-shirt:

Brown 52.7%

Coakley 44.2%

Kennedy 3.1%

Headline: MARTHA CROAKS!

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 52%
Coakley: 47%
Kennedy: 1%

Brown Rides Independents to Upset Victory; Democrats in Congress prepare for mass exodus

Posted by: bjammin109 | January 19, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Brown 54.5
Coakley 44
Kennedy 1.5

Like for Maryland governor 6 years ago and Pennsylvania Senator in 1992, the Democrats nominated a woman with no interest in actually running for office and far out of touch with the culture of the state, a woman who took it on herself to pointedly ignore, or actually to insult, the voters at every turn.

Still the election remained close to the end but, as more and more voters realized the isolation in which Martha Coakley has dwelt for the past decade or so, their emotions overthrew their intelligence and sense of community and they voted against their better judgment and best interests for the man who they'd rather have a beer with.

If there is one lesson to be learned from it is that enough people NEVER learn that elections still remain stealable for Republicans when Democrats don't even try to win them.

Posted by: FergusonFoont | January 19, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Brown-53
Coakley-45
Kennedy-2

Massachusetts to Washington: No You Cant

Posted by: Dpollack86 | January 19, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

48 Coakley
48 Brown
04 Kennedy

Coakley wins in a MN style recount still alloying for the appointee to still be 60th vote and get HCR done.

Flash
Centrisity.com

Posted by: anokaflash | January 19, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Heck of a Job Brownie

Brown 52%
Coakley 46%
Kennedy 2%

Posted by: Conservator | January 19, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Coakley 48.6
Brown 47.2
Kennedy 4.2

Posted by: bralco | January 19, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 50
Brown - 48
Kennedy - 2

Headline: Dems hold, barley!

Posted by: CRC2622 | January 19, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Coakley 49.2
Brown 47.8
Kennedy 3.0

"Winter Blast Ruins Brown's Cup of Tea"

and

"Coakley ships Brown up to Boston, passes Go on way to Washington"

Posted by: kortjackson | January 19, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 47.6
Brown - 47.4
Kennedy - 5

Coakley Win Leaves Dems in Critical but Stable Condition

Posted by: capitolheel | January 19, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Brown - 51%
Coakley - 47%
Kennedy - 2%

Posted by: nicroxylifegmailcom | January 19, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 49.5
Coakley: 48
Kennedy: 2.5

Posted by: andyj682 | January 19, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 52
Brown - 47
Kennedy - 1

Dems nominate worst possible candidate who runs miserable campaign and Massachussett's sheep still pull the lever for the Democrat.

Posted by: WoodbridgeVa1 | January 19, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 49
Brown - 47
Kennedy - 4

Posted by: Singerdiva01 | January 19, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

From a Boston voter:

Kennedy 2
Coakley 49.1
Brown 48.9

Coakley Ahead but MA Recount Coming"

Posted by: jwbbu | January 19, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Brown 53.4%
Coakley 44.2%
Kennedy 2.2%

Headline: Dems stunned, vow to continue

Posted by: GBurke1 | January 19, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

HEADLINE: "The People's Recount"

Coakley 48.4%
Brown 47.9%
Kennedy 3.7%

Posted by: jmz228 | January 19, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Brown-50
Coakley-48
Kennedy-2

WaPO: It's Bush's Fault!
NYT: It's Bush's Fault!
HuffPost: It's Bush's Fault!

Posted by: RobParker | January 19, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Brown 49.7
Coakley 45.8
Kennedy 4.5

NYPost: Heckuva Job, Brownie!

Posted by: brian72975 | January 19, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Can I amend my headline to:

"Brown makes like Mookie, Coakley makes like Buckner"?

Posted by: dummypants | January 19, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Coakley 47
Brown 43
Kennedy 10

Posted by: streff | January 19, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

COAKLEY - 52.5%
Brown - 45%
Kennedy - 2.5%

"Independants Stay Home"

Posted by: nattaboy | January 19, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 50
Brown- 48
Kennedy- 2

Big turnout means good news for Coakley, hopefully.

Posted by: kswsting | January 19, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Brown 52
Coakley 47
Kennedy 1

"State Officials Turn Attention to Seating of New Senator"

Posted by: dummypants | January 19, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Dems Hurry to Pass Health Bill While Recount Begins

Too close to call. Recount lasts two months and Dems pass HC reform.

Brown 48%
Coakley 48%
Kennedy 4%

Posted by: tlibert | January 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 52%
Brown - 46%
Kennedy - 2%

Posted by: plathman | January 19, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Coakley 50%
Brown 46%
Kennedy 4%

Posted by: jflh14 | January 19, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Brown 49
Coakley 46
Kennedy 4
writing in Schilling or Beck 1

Posted by: greyK | January 19, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse


From a Massachusetts voter...

Brown 57%
Coakley 38%
Kennedy 3%
Blank 2%

Posted by: dreamer11 | January 19, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

From a Massachusetts voter...

Brown 57%
Coakley 38%
Kennedy 3%
Blank 2%

Posted by: dreamer11 | January 19, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

"Tsunami Builds for Midterm Elections"

Brown 54%
Coakley 44%
Kennedy 2%

Posted by: ashafer_usa | January 19, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Brown - 51
Coakley - 46
Kennedy - 3

Posted by: bri7134 | January 19, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Coakley: 53%
Brown: 44%
Kennedy: 3%

Posted by: twilson66 | January 19, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse


Brown 58%
Coakley 39%
Kennedy 3%

Posted by: dreamer11 | January 19, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

(From Kiyv, Ukraine)

Brown 51
Coakley 47
Kennedy 2

Head: From Obama Glow to Brownout in One Year

Posted by: galen1 | January 19, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 48.6%
Brown- 46.2%
Kennedy (possibly Teddy) 5.2%

WaPo: Coakley Wins! Start the Recount!
New York Post: Tight Election Proves Democrats Suck!

Posted by: elijah24 | January 19, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Coakely-50
Brown-49
Kennedy-1

"Mass Squeaker Raises Lots of Questions, No Answers"

Posted by: EricS2 | January 19, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Coakley - 54%
Brown - 42%
Kennedy - whatever's left

Posted by: washpost16 | January 19, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 48%
Coakley: 44%
Kenedy: 8% (what do you do here Kenedy? Support Brown! Remove the socialist power!)

Posted by: nam1 | January 19, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Coakley: 51%
Brown: 47%
kennedy 2%

Anthony McMahon
Mt. Prospect, IL

Posted by: am1968 | January 19, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Brown: 50
Coakley: 47
Kennedy: 3

New York Post Headline: Down with Brown!
Huffington Post Headline: FIASCO
Drudge Headline: The People Have Spoken

Posted by: amoryblaine | January 19, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Coakley- 48
Brown- 47
Kennedy- 5

Posted by: flick231 | January 19, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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