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 Warren2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend Kamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Dem voters split on importance of women atop the ticket in 2020 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 CottonOn The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Overnight Defense: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions 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 KennedySanders to deliver his own response to Trump speech Marriott says data breach impacted fewer guests, but millions of passport numbers were exposed The 15 Democrats who voted against Pelosi MORE (D) is a former student of Warren's as well.