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Tea Party Favorite Takes Democratic-Held State House Seat04:30

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In a special election Tuesday, Tea Party favorite Kieko Orrall, a Republican, won a Massachusetts House seat that has been in Democratic hands for more than 30 years. The South Coast district contains portions of New Bedford, as well as Orrall's hometown of Lakeville.

State House News reporter Kyle Cheney tells us how she did it, and what it means for Massachusetts Democrats in 2012.


This segment aired on September 21, 2011.

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