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U.S. Senate: Elizabeth Warren unseats GOP incumbent Scott Brown

BOSTON — Elizabeth Warren has been declared the winner in the U.S. Senate race from Massachusetts, unseating GOP incumbent Scott Brown, and will become the state’s first woman elected to the U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren

Warren, a Harvard Law professor who was tapped to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, went on to assist in the founding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the request of President Barack Obama.

In March, Warren pledged to support a series of pro-LGBT initiatives, and endorsed the idea of an executive order from Obama that would require companies doing business with the U.S. government to have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies for their workers.

“Elizabeth Warren is a progressive powerhouse and an unwavering ally of the LGBT community and we were proud to endorse her campaign,” said Jerame Davis, Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats, in a statement to LGBTQ Nation.

“Restoring the seat held by the late Ted Kennedy to Democratic control and returning the bold progressive voice of the state of Massachusetts to the US Senate makes this victory even sweeter,” said Davis.

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said, in a statement, “Senator-elect Warren’s victory tonight is nothing short of inspiring. As she prepares to fill the seat once held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, I have no doubt that Senator-elect Warren will be an equally dogged leader for LGBT Americans and our families.”

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