Voters reelected Barack Obama as president on Tuesday. In Massachusetts, voters named Elizabeth Warren to be their next senator.
The president thanked his supporters. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that though our road has been hard, our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our heart, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.
As the Massachusetts senate election approaches on Nov. 6, it promises to be a close race between incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R) and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
Brown promises to be an “independent thinker,” while Warren champions the middle class and families. The two agreed on no third-party ads, but the tone of the race has gotten personal. Brown has disparaged Warren’s claims to Cherokee heritage and record in asbestos litigation. Warren has taken Brown to task for his voting record, which including voting against three jobs bills because they included tax increases.