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MA Senate race could mean big changes for health care reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--  For the first time in over a year, democrats no longer hold a super majority in the senate.  Newly elected republican senator Scott Brown has been vocal about opposing President Obama's health reform.

Having 41 republicans in the senate means democrats have lost the 60 seats needed to avoid a republican filibuster.  After his win last night, republicans are saying it was a clear message the people aren't happy with the current health care legislation.

Today local senator Patty Murray is weighing in on Brown's election and what this means for health care reform.

"I'm going to do what I've done every single day since I came to the senate years ago--get up every day and fight to make sure people have jobs, that they feel confident," she says.  "That I do the best job I can for the people of the state of Washington and the politics will follow that."

There were talks the house might vote on the senate's version of the bill as is.  There are also talks no votes will happen until Brown is seated.