Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gas up the truck!

The hand of newly elected U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) points out from behind the podium during his victory speech at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey

"Gas up the truck!" That was the chant of the night at the Scott Brown election night party. A reference to Scott Brown's green pick-up truck featured in the Republican U.S. Senate candidates' advertisements. Quite a crowd and quite an upset. Sometimes covering politics is even better than covering sports. Here are a few photos from the night with a slant towards the crowd.

A Scott Brown supporter dressed as Uncle Sam awaits the election night party for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey


A Scott Brown supporter watches a band play at the election night party for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey


Dylan Benson (R) seventeen-years-old of Gloucester, MA sings along with his father George Benson (C) during the party leading up the victory speech by U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey

A Scott Brown supporter holds up his phone to the photographer to show off the front page of The Drudge Report which shows U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) ahead in the election returns during the election night party for the candidate at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey


A Scott Brown supporter watches a band play at the election night party for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey

Scott Brown supporters celebrate after learning that the Republican candidate has defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) at the election night party for Brown at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. UPI/Matthew Healey


Newly elected U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) wipes confetti out of his hair after giving a victory speech at the Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 2010. Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat which was left empty after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). UPI/Matthew Healey

2 comments:

RTC said...

You covered a lot of ground in a very stressful situation here and you did it in an artful manner. These are the kind of pictures that they are going to put in the history books someday. Your really good at your job Matt. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

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