Warren congratulates former student and researcher on election to Congress

Warren congratulates former student and researcher on election to Congress
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump on 2020 Dems skipping AIPAC: 'I think they're anti-Jewish' The Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game 2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday congratulated her former student from Harvard Law School upon her successful election to Congress in California.

Warren tweeted her congratulations Thursday evening to Katie Porter, a Democratic candidate for the House in California's 45th district whose election was called Thursday following more than a week of counting votes.

"I’m proud of all of our incredible incoming Democratic House members, but I’m ESPECIALLY proud of our newest: my former student & research partner @katieporteroc!" Warren wrote in a tweet.

"WOO-HOO! You’re going to be an AMAZING fighter for families in CA & across the country, Congresswoman-elect Porter," the senator added.

Porter defeated GOP Rep. Mimi WaltersMarian (Mimi) Elaine WaltersCrazy California an outlier? No, we are the canary in the coal mine Ryan casts doubt on 'bizarre' California election results Election Countdown: Abrams ends fight in Georgia governor's race | Latest on Florida recount | Booker, Harris head to campaign in Mississippi Senate runoff | Why the tax law failed to save the GOP majority MORE (Calif.) on Thursday to become the latest Democrat to unseat a sitting GOP incumbent in the 2018 midterm cycle as the party saw dozens of House seats gained from Republicans in last week's elections.

The close race in California's southern coastal county ended Thursday night with Porter capturing the once-GOP stronghold that previously was home to former President Richard Nixon.

Porter is not the first of Warren's former student's to be elected to Congress. Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonSenate rejects border declaration in major rebuke of Trump Hillicon Valley: Doctors press tech to crack down on anti-vax content | Facebook, Instagram suffer widespread outages | Spotify hits Apple with antitrust complaint | FCC rejects calls to delay 5G auction Senate votes to confirm Neomi Rao to appeals court MORE (R-Ark.) revealed on MSNBC in 2013 that he was once a student in Warren's contract law class at Harvard, and fellow Massachusetts lawmaker Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyOvernight Defense: Top Marine warns border deployment could hurt readiness | McSally aims for sexual assault reforms in defense bill | House to vote on measure opposing transgender ban | New warning over F-35 sale to Turkey House to vote on measure opposing transgender military ban Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Dems push Pelosi on bill allowing federal funding of abortion | Key Republican says Dems left him out of drug pricing talks | Court upholds Ohio law to defund Planned Parenthood | Trump taps acting FDA chief MORE (D) is a former student of Warren's as well.