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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.  

Proctologist November 09, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Let's not forget what Obama told us in Feb 2009: “Today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”
Just Saying November 09, 2012 at 10:07 PM
That's soooo sad, it took you 11 minutes to copy & paste from the post you made on the Barack Obama Re-Elected thread!!!! It wasn't good there & it's not good here.
Tina Silverio November 09, 2012 at 11:04 PM
" People supposedly are always asking for the two parties to work together for the common good ...." : we the public in general can't seem to do it, we can't expect our electeds to master it.
john November 09, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Warren could hardly answer a single question the day after the election when she visited Patrick.Kind of pathetic.
Fiscal Conservative November 09, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Marlene: To quote you: "This Republican party is not of the same integrity as of my parent's generations". That is so true, but, "This Democratic party is not of the same integrity as of my parent's generations",... either. Common sense has left our leaders, sorry to say. It would really be nice to see the candidates list their donors and how much they received from each. If we could see these donations, my guess is election results may be different because the knowledgeable voter would know where the candidates "true loyalty" lies. There isn't one member of State or Federal govt I would trust in any situation. Isn't that a sad commentary? I know I'm not the only one who feels this way, but, I might be the only one willing to state it.. For the most part, they are a pack of dishonest people, willing to do or say to the people in front of them just what they want to hear. Each audience is different, each time a different response to the same questions. Get real, NEITHER R's or D's, will make things better. Only the people will, if govt hasn't taken the personal drive from them yet. Time will tell, not you or me.
Diana November 09, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Also, she clearly has no freakin' idea what "cognitive linguistics" means, or that it doesn't need to be capitalized. Quite a scholar.
Diana November 09, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I'd be curious to know where she copied it from originally.
Ken B. November 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Right !! Chief Spreading Bull said she was going to go fight for us in the senate, leaving blood and teeth on the floor. At nearly every question, she deferred to DeVille. When the fighting starts, she'll be right there in the middle of it.....under her desk. She couldn't get out of there fast enough, obviously running late to get to her leash fitting that Harry Reid ordered.
Just Saying November 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Same post on at least 3 threads. The medical marijuana law doesn't start until January -- I think someone is self-medicating w/o a prescription!!!
David Nolta November 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Crystal balls!! Ken B. sees into the future!!! Spoooooky! Really, the same name-calling, the same stupid prognostications, the same negativity with which they tried to ruin the last four years....
DAD November 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM
David, Why is it your 2 heroes will not release college transcripts or applications ? Fair and important be damned Lie.Lie.Lie. The democratic American way
David Nolta November 10, 2012 at 12:58 AM
The election was fair. The election is important to people who care about elections. Your American way is clearly different from mine. Shrieking "Lie!" may get you a little attention, but not the sort you seek.
TMHSGrad November 10, 2012 at 01:12 AM
How is it ironic that a conservative is frugal? Seems like the definition, to me.
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Fox Gnus is blaming single women for Republicans losing the presidential election. The return of Dan Quayle's idiocy. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/11/09/why_did_romney_lose_fox_news_blames_single_women.html "When you lose, don't lose the lesson." Republicans will NOT learn the lessons of this election until they look at themselves.
Proctologist November 10, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Gretchen Robinson, are you one of my patients? If not, I do have an opening at 10:00AM Monday.
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 01:59 AM
are you so hard up for patients that you solicit here?? What's your medical license number. I'll look you up.
Jim Smith November 10, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Voting Students and their Socialist Teachers On the way home, I had the radio on, a liberal rant from WBUR/NPR radio. Without a trace of embarrassment or irony in Tom Ashbrooks voice, the newscaster spoke about a mock vote taken at the local high school. "Barack Obama won in a landslide," he gushed. After two generations of leftist indoctrination by unionized educators, whose quid pro quo relationship with the Democrat party is written in stone, I don't doubt it for a minute. Nor was I particularly shocked earlier this year when my daughter came home from nursing school asking me about who Madam Curie was. Also about her professors at Salem State University whom saturated my daughters mind about who was in control of her body, vaginas and future generations. Also how Obama was the Messiah and that everyone was expected to vote all Democratic this time around or else the Tea Party would take away their right to terminate 9 month old fetuses in the womb. They deferred to the Tea Party as the cause of every problem in our society from Birth Control, Rape and Homosexuality. Literacy? If it can't be reduced to 140 characters for Twitter's sake, it no longer matters. Kids are no longer ashamed of being ignorant. In fact, many of them are proud of their cluelessness. Now, most of them barely know what shame is, other than having someone say something bad about them on FaceBook. And pride is all about owning the latest gadget, how about Sandra Fluke as the Condom Zar.
Lynn matthews November 10, 2012 at 02:32 AM
What a disgrace this stateis. Let.see-Lizzy a total fraud-Tierney a crook and a tax cheat-Kennedy-need i say more about this legacy. Lynn
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Jim, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you have a problem. I mean other than the verbal diarrhea. When was it the right inserted the 'chip' in your brain. Are you trying to out do Ann Colter and the rest of the Fox team. You looking to replace Limbaugh when his coronary arteries give out? Or are you so depressed you only see this amazing world in the bleakest, grimmest terms???? I am SO glad you are not my father. Will she grow up as cynical, hateful, and negative as you? Good parents supplement their kids educations. They take them to art museums, anthropology museums, and science museums and talk to them about critical. I hear there are some great one's in Boston. World class museums. (Peabody Museum, Museum of Science, MFA, Peabody-Essex Museum in SALEM!!! Your post is a cautionary tale, lest others fail to learn the importance of an open mind and of life long education.
Sherlock H. November 10, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Good heavens. Give it a rest. The election is ancient history!
Just Saying November 10, 2012 at 02:39 AM
He sounds like he does it out of necessity, not by choice. He had broadband, but he had to down-grade to dial-up. His house is too cold for comfort! I have a feeling some noted "conservatives" have broadband, warm houses and MANY luxury items. When you live your life as a fiscal conservative you should have amassed enough money for basic necessities and then some.
Gretchen Robinson November 10, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I couldn't agree more. They have acute indigestion at having to swallow something so indigestible and losing an election. Stop the presses, it's the end of civilization as we know it. The over-entitled, self-aggrandizing Republicans lost an election. Evidently they never lost anything before in their lives. Well swallow hard folks. It's no doubt a bitter pill for y'all but you will find that living in the "reality-based community" is really very bracing, even salubrious.
Just Saying November 10, 2012 at 03:03 AM
By the time your child goes off to college you should have instilled in her all of your core values. She will know by that age whether she wants to keep them as her own or reject them for others that make more sense to her. She should also be able to acquire different information from different sources without it warping her brain. I fear your family is highly susceptible to brainwashing. Also, by the time she went to nursing school, she really should have known how to google Madam Curie!
Cindy Parent November 10, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Hey Gretchen, You should check your facts before you post! Laurence Tribe "is known for his liberal interpretation of the law." If he's a Republican then you're Scott Brown's biggest supporter!
TMHSGrad November 10, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Typical liberal - always having to tell people how they should live their lives.
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Tina Silverio October 10, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Holy crap, @ JimSmith. Wow.
Laura Savage-Carr March 08, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Has she ever voted against party leadership on any major bill?
M C Stringfellow March 08, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, give it a rest. Never mind if she has ever voted against party leadership for any bill. Has she done what the voters of Massachusetts wanted her to do? Frankly, I have not heard word one about her except that she might be considered a candidate for the Presidential election of 2016. Lord help us, another no nothing about leadership at this point.

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