Now that republican Scott Brown has scored an amazing upset in Massachusetts, what does it all mean? It's stunning that a state that is 3-1 democrat saw 22 percent of democrats vote for Brown. It's easy to assume national democrats are huddling to figure out what went wrong and whether nationally voters are feeling the same way as voters in Massachusetts are feeling.
We did try Tuesday to contact Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a close supporter of President Obama. It was interesting that we didn't get a return call until the senator, we were told had already cleared security at Lambert and was headign back to Washignton. The senator did offer a comment tonight on her Twitter page: "With Scott Brown's victory, I worry about our chances of bringing down healthcare costs & cleaning up bad habits of health ins companies". Democrats didn't see this coming 10 days ago when Martha Coakley had a 15 point lead. But the did see this coming earlier today and no doubt there is alot of discussion over what happened and how they now handle health care reform.
Conservative supporters of the Tea Party movement see this as an energizing event as they gear up for the fall election in the 3rd Congressional District in Missouri, where Ed Martin is challenging Rep. Russ Carnahan.