- First win by a Republican Senator in Massachusetts in 40 years
- Democrats lose filibuster-proof 60th Senate vote
- Shock waves go through Democrats up for election in 2010 (if a Dem can lose in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, where can't he lose?)
The Intrade markets involved in these issues have been active lately, of course. Currently, the market predicts a brown victory at about a 2-1 spread, and that's up from about even just days ago. Brown still seems to have all the momentum. The question of whether the federal government will administer a public option health care plan has dropped from 10% to around 2% since the Brown surge.
The election is Tuesday. Athwart History will certainly be watching closely.