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Log Cabin Republicans issue statement on Republican victory in Massachussetts

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- Log Cabin Republicans issued the following statement after Wednesday's historic election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the United States Senate:

"The voters of Massachusetts have sent a clear message to the Democrats in Washington that has been echoed across the country. Americans want bipartisan consensus and commonsense approaches to the critical issues facing our nation today," said Log Cabin Republicans National Chairman Terry Hamilton. "The election of Scott Brown to the US Senate gives the GOP the crucial forty-first vote to stand up for market-based reform and fiscal restraint, especially in the healthcare debate."

"Brown's victory was delivered by a growing dissatisfaction among independent-minded voters, who have been turned off by the Democrats' big government agenda. We saw it in New Jersey and in Virginia recently, and now in Massachusetts. Scott Brown's campaign was run on mainstream issues, championed by the GOP, that are important to all voters: creating jobs and helping the American economy rebound," continued Hamilton.

"We look forward to working with Senator Brown on many critical issues, including market-based healthcare reform, tax relief, supporting the war on terror, workplace non-discrimination, commonsense education reform, and ending the failed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy," concluded Hamilton.