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He's No Ted Kennedy

Pro-life groups celebrate Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts and rally against a Planned Parenthood center in Houston.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the last week.

Massachusetts' Right Turn

Political advocacy groups stayed up late Tuesday night to see that the unbelievable had actually occurred—a Republican had filled the Senate vacancy left by the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

The replacement was painfully ironic for Democrats. Kennedy was a long-time advocate for universal health care, and the election of Scott Brown gives Republicans the one additional vote needed to block Democrat health care legislation.

As the dust settled, Christian advocacy groups interpreted the results.

"This election had nothing to do with Scott Brown or Martha Coakley," said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council (FRC). "It was about our President, who stepped into the Oval Office 365 days ago and made a hard-Left turn so fast that it gave Americans whiplash."

Traditional Values Coalition executive director Andrea Lafferty turned ...

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