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Voters' Reaction to Historic Choice

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Not since voters sent Edward Brooke, a Republican, to the U.S. Senate in 1967 has Massachusetts elected a minority candidate to statewide office.

Now, after almost 40 years, Democrat Deval Patrick is set to change all that, after voters propelled him to the governor's office.

WBUR's Allan Coukell talked with people yesterday about the significance of Patrick's election.

This program aired on November 8, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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