Elizabeth Warren Wins U.S. Senate Seat in Massachusetts
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press.
Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts.
An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night.
"We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win."
"You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first woman senator to the state of Massachusetts."
"To everyone who shared your hopes and dreams with me, and put your faith in my ability to fight for you, I want you to know this," she said. "I will never forget. I will always carry your stories with me in my heart. I won’t just be your senator. I will be your champion."
Sen. Brown served a two-year term as a U.S. Senator. He won a special election in 2010 to fill in the vacancy of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
In a speech at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on election night, Sen. Brown thanked his supporters.
“It’s been a wonderful ride, and I want to thank you for the honor of being your United States Senator," he said. "I kept my promise to you to be that independent voice for Massachusetts and I have never regretted any decision I made for you.
"Defeat is only temporary," Brown also said, as the crowd cheered loudly, chanting "Go, Scott, go!"
"I will never, ever, ever regret helping people who could not help themselves," he said.
The hard-fought race was one of frequent lead changes between the two candidates, even up to days before the election when the two candidates appeared to be in a deadlock tie according to recent poll results.