Voters Fill Scott Brown's Old State Senate Seat

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Voters in U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's old state senate district have elected his Republican colleague to succeed him.

A spokeswoman for Democrat Peter Smulowitz says the emergency room doctor from Needham called Richard Ross on Tuesday night to concede the election and wish him well.

Ross, a state representative from Wrentham, thwarted Democrats' hopes for a win by Smulowitz to help stall some of the momentum Republicans gained with Brown's January win to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Democratic Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico declared victory in a vote to fill the seat left vacant by former state Sen. Anthony Galluccio, who is in jail for violating probation in a hit-and-run case. There's no Republican on the ballot.

This program aired on May 12, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.