Sounds Of Election Night

By WGBH News

Nov. 3, 2010

BOSTON -- "I ask everyone in this Commonwealth to turn to each other, not on each other."

Those were the words of Gov. Deval Patrick during his acceptance speech after his election to a second term as governor of Massachusetts. 

While Patrick's words might have been the night's most quotable, we in the WGBH newsroom found a number of other quotes we felt captured the spirit of the night in their own way. Read and listen below for the sounds of an historic election night.

WGBH reporter Adam Reilly met 12-year-old Jack De Jong, of Weston, Mass., at the headquarters for GOP candidate Charlie Baker. De Jong was wearing an autographed Baker/Tisei hat at carried a homemade Baker/Tisei tambourine.

"I cant stand Deval Patrick, he thinks illegal immigrants can go to UMass I don’t like that, my dad says I am not allowed to be a republic yet, but I will be a Republican, at my school a lot of people we had this poll at my school where kids said who their parents are voting for and Charlie Baker had 95% and I am happy about that."

Amy Goodrich, Baker’s communication director, talked about the big adjustment any first time candidate faces—even one as heavily hyped as Baker.

"Charlie, this is the first time he has been doing this statewide, it's a lot different once you jump it, it's a gruelling schedule, it's walking into a room and having to tell them everything about you in 30 seconds or less, it's a big learning curve."

House Minority Leader Brad Jones spoke about overcoming Gov. Patrick’s likability.

"On a one on one basis He is very personally engaging, and I think one of the challenges is that Deval comes across as a person you would love to have dinner with, maybe have a beer with, but I think that people separating I like to have dinner with him, but I am tired of him running the commonwealth because I think we can do better. "

At Cahill HQ, Shana Crawoll, explained her enduring support for the independent candidate.

"Its very strong and powerful for anyone to stand alone when they feel like they are doing the right thing, its hard to stand alone, I hope Massachusetts remembers that Tim Cahill did that who stood alone and did not back down and what I feel is right."

Sean Bielat conceded to Democratic incumbent opponent Rep. Barney Frank.

"This is not the speech I wanted to give, obviously, but this has been a success for the first time in 30 years people went to the polls and made a choice."

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