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Voter anger caught fire in final days

Martha Coakley cast her ballot at Brook Elementary School in Medford. Brown's upset triumph is certain to rattle Beacon Hill and send shockwaves well beyond the state's borders and into the fall midterm elections. Martha Coakley cast her ballot at Brook Elementary School in Medford. Brown's upset triumph is certain to rattle Beacon Hill and send shockwaves well beyond the state's borders and into the fall midterm elections. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
By Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / January 20, 2010

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Angry Massachusetts voters sent Washington a ringing message yesterday: Enough. Voter anxiety and resentment, building for months in a troubled economy, exploded like a match on dry kindling in the final days of the special election for US Senate. In arguably the most liberal state in the nation, a Republican - and a conservative one at that - won and ... (Full article: 1058 words)

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