Martha Coakley had telephoned Brown and conceded the election and she also said that she would be honest about the assessment of the race. The result was heartbroken for her, as she was not expecting it. According to the reports, which issued at 9:15pm Brown was leading Coakley 52.3% to 46.7%. Martha Coakley has conceded in Massachusetts Senate race against Republican Scott Brown.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) also released a statement and said that he had prepeared it on Monday to save his time.
She congratulated Scott Brown on the campaign and wished him well in the very consequential days he has ahead as he goes to Washington to take the seat that Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal icon, held for 46 years," King said, reporting from Brown's Election Night gathering.