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One Time Tea Party Favorite Scott Brown Ousted from Senate

BOSTON— Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and bankruptcy expert who has spent her career documenting the decline of middle-class America, won the hotly contested Senate race in Massachusetts on Tuesday night, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Brown and reclaiming the seat held for decades by liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy.

Warren, who rose to national prominence as chair of the congressional panel overseeing the 2008 Wall Street bailout, is the first woman to be elected U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

“This victory belongs to you,” she told a raucous and jam-packed crowd at her headquarters in Boston. “You did this for every family that has been squeezed and hammered. We are going to fight for a level playing field and we are going to put people back to work. To all the small-business owners who are tired of a system rigged against them, we’re going to hold the big guys accountable.”

“I will always carry your stories in my heart,” Warren said. “I will be your champion.”


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