His victory speech:

This special election came about because we lost someone very dear to Massachusetts, and to America. Senator Ted Kennedy was a tireless and big-hearted public servant, and for most of my lifetime was a force like no other in this state.  His name will always command the affection and respect by the people of Massachusetts, and the same goes for his wife Vicki.  There's no replacing a man like that, but tonight I honor his memory, and I pledge my very best to be a worthy successor.

These are emotional times on all sides. I feel myself slipping into fury too often, and the blogosphere is currently red-hot. But Brown's speech does remind us that it should be possible to be civil to one another, even during these intense times.

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