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  For Shannon O’Brien — A Number of Firsts, but...
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Last Edited*crickets chirp*  Jan 07, 2004 10:17pm
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Description"By nine o’clock on election night, everyone gathered in the ballroom of the Sheraton Boston knew the battle had been lost. Shannon O’Brien (LAW ’85) would not be the next governor of Massachusetts. The early returns were devastating. With 25 percent of the vote counted, Democrat O’Brien trailed Republican Mitt Romney by ten percentage points.

Two banks of spotlights sharply illuminated the forty-foot-long stage, empty except for a podium. Fifty feet across the ballroom, eight television cameras were trained on the area. Hundreds of O’Brien supporters, purple and yellow “O’Brien for Governor” stickers on their shirts, milled quietly, watching the election returns on soundless television sets."

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