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Election propels Warren to Senate, Brown toward next political venture

Elizabeth Warren was elected the first female senator from Massachusetts on the strength of her promise to be an advocate for middle-class voters and lunch-bucket Democrats, for sure, but also on the coattails of President Obama and with a boost from her fellow women.

An exit poll from UMass Amherst showed a huge gender gap that broke in her favor on Tuesday. Women voted for Warren 60 percent to 40 percent, while men split 50/50 between the Harvard Law school professor and Senator Scott Brown, the Republican incumbent she sought to unseat.

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