By Barbara Raab, NBC News Producer
We asked some of our @nbcnightlynews followers on Twitter in Massachusetts to tell us who they voted for in today's high-stakes U.S. Senate election and why.
Here are some of the responses we got:
@mysticlaker: Voted for Martha C. She ran a poor campaign but is right on the issues. If she loses MA doesn't lose, the country loses.
@JazzCollector: Voting Brown, live in Brighton, MA. Registered independent. Doing so because of Obamacare and dem party non-transparency.
@amdreier: Holding my nose and voting for Coakley -- Brown is a vacuous empty suit exploiting reactionary, angry populism.
@redsox_pats: Unenrolled voter for Scott Brown here!
@danmar: Proudly voted for Coakley because I firmly believe in the Ted Kennedy model of fighting for the middle class and poor.
@radiodogcc: I am an independent from Springfield, MA. I voted for Scott Brown. Jobs and restoring the 2 party system to Mass is why.
@DylanNelson: I voted for Coakley 'cuz I & ~3Million Americans have epilepsy & can be denied care because of something we were born with.
@dskerritt: Voted for Coakley in Townsend, MA (north-central MA); it's solidly Republican and there were only Brown signs around town.
@dalsault: Coakley: Self interest. Postal worker.