BOSTON (WWLP) — Massachusetts has elected its
first woman Senator in history and it couldn't have been done without the woman vote.
Elizabeth Warren managed to beat Scott Brown by more than
10 points among women. And you could see that support at Warren's campaign party last night looking at the faces in the crowd.
Of course, she also benefited from the fact that this was a presidential election year. Nearly 90 percent of people who voted for President Barack Obama also voted for Warren.
According to Sheila Murray of West Stockbridge, “Absolutely need more women in the Senate, and especially from Massachusetts, it's never happened.”
Kerstin Egenhofer, a UMass Amherst grad, told 22news, “I was at a rally last night and she was speaking and I was watching the crowd. There were a lot of young girls in the crowd and watching their faces light up when she took the stage was fantastic.”
Leading up to the election, Warren aggressively attacked Brown's voting record against access to contraception and equal pay for equal work.
Warren beat Brown by
8 points on Election Day, 54 to 46 percent.
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