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Obama aide says Brown ran good race for Senate

Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, center, greets a supporter before voting in Wrentham, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Brown is running against Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, center, greets a supporter before voting in Wrentham, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Brown is running against Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
January 19, 2010

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WASHINGTON—A top adviser to President Barack Obama says Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown ran a "very clever campaign" in Massachusetts.

But in a talk with reporters with voting under way Tuesday, David Axelrod also said he doesn't believe the Republican Party is the right option for people frustrated with the economy and a host of other issues, including the Washington power culture.

Axelrod agreed that "there's an awful lot of axiety among middle-class Americans." But he also said he didn't want to start any election post-mortems while voting is still under way. He did say he thought Brown ran a very good campaign, saying that "as a practitioner, my hat's off to him."