Warren to become first Mass. woman in US Senate
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren is planning to thank voters for her victory at the very same place her run for office began.
The Democrat is scheduled to greet commuters Wednesday morning outside the Broadway MBTA station in South Boston. The subway stop is the first location she visited when she launched her campaign in September 2011.
The Harvard Law School professor and consumer advocate, architect of the financial watchdog agency set up by the Obama administration after the meltdown on Wall Street, beat Republican Sen. Scott Brown on Tuesday for the seat once held by Edward Kennedy.
The two candidates spent a total of more than $68 million.
Warren beat Brown by about 54 percent to 46 percent, becoming the first woman elected to the Senate from Massachusetts.