Omaha Public Radio News
10:58 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Sen. Nelson: Results of Massachusetts election 'no surprise'

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says the results of a special election in Massachusetts show people are fed up with partisanship in Washington.

Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the seat vacated when Senator Edward Kennedy died. Brown's election means Democrats no longer hold a 60 vote majority in the Senate.

Nelson says the Massachusetts vote shows people are frustrated with what he calls dysfunction in Washington. He expects that will carry over in to other Senate races.

Senator Nelson's comments came Wednesday during his weekly conference call with reporters.