Elizabeth Warren ran a tight race for Senate in Massachusetts against GOP incumbent Scott Brown, and on Tuesday night she emerged the victor and the state’s first woman to be elected to the Senate.
“This one was grassroots all the way,” Warren told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Wednesday morning, referring to her campaign and the support she received from the state’s voters.
Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau creator, ran a campaign geared at helping the country’s middle class.
“It’s about what’s happening to our working families; what’s happening to America’s middle class,” Warren said of her reasons for going to Washington. “If we don’t make some changes and put some solid ground under their feet then America as we know it is going to fundamentally change.”
Scott Brown won his Senate seat in a special 2010 election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat. Kennedy died in 2009 after serving for nearly 47 years.
Warren reaffirmed her commitment to bipartisanship when she returns to Washington.
“For me, this isn’t about parties. I’ll work with anyone, and I really do mean that…I come there for the same reasons I went before and that is to work for people who need someone to speak out for them. I come there not just to be a senator. Come on, that’s not what this is about.”