Posted: January 19, 20108:59 pm Eastern
By Michael Carl Â© 2010 WorldNetDaily
BOSTON â€“ Republican Scott Brown, who waged a late surge in Massachusetts to battle President Barack Obama's agenda head on, tonight captured the Senate seat held for more than four decades by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
In what is Obama's worst nightmare ever, the upstart whose chances were rated between thin and none just over a month ago defeated the Democrat Party's hand-picked Kennedy successor, state Attorney General Martha Coakley.
"I'll bet they can hear this cheering all the way in Washington, D.C.," Brown told his rallying supporters. "I hope they're paying close attention because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken."
"The voters of this commonwealth, the independent majority, have delivered a great victory," he said.
"Every day I hold this office I will give all that is in me to serve you and make you proud. Most of all I will remember that while the honor is mine, this Senate seat belongs to no one person, no political party â€¦ this is the people's seat," Brown said.
"I'm ready to go to Washington without delay," he said.
Brown also noted he'd talked with Paul Kirk, "who has completed his work as interim senator."
"Kirk says he will help us in the transition and we'll meet him in Washington soon," Brown said.
With 100 percent of the vote in, Brown had 52 percent to 47 percent for Coakley, who was thought to be a shoo-in as late as a month ago.
She conceded in a telephone call late in the evening.
"If you do not run you cannot win and you don't always win all of the time," Coakley told her supporters. "It's more important to travel than to arrive. We will continue to travel, hopefully. I know that."
"I am heartbroken at the results (but) I always respect the voters' choices. That's what I told Scott Brown tonight," she said.