Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GOP Shutout in Massachusetts

Jeff Perry, the Massachusetts Republican State Representative who stood the best chance of being elected to Congress, has lost to Democrat Bill Keating in the 10th District.

So Massachusetts will not elect a Republican to Congress.

I cannot say I am surprised by this state of affairs.

Everything would have had to break Perry's way and it just didn't. It certainly didn't help that Perry didn't have an effective response to Keating's ads accusing him of looking the other way while a fellow police officer allegedly conducted a strip search of teenaged girls. I am sure it cost him votes.

The bottom line is that Scott Brown is the exception, not the rule.

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