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 WarrenJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' 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.

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"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 WaltersFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company GOP plots comeback in Orange County Crazy California an outlier? No, we are the canary in the coal mine 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 CottonDemocrats call on FTC to investigate allegations of TikTok child privacy violations GOP senators urge Trump not to restrict guest worker visas Chinese official accuses US of 'pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War' 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 KennedyMental health crisis puts everyone on the front lines The Hill's Campaign Report: Flynn 'unmasking' enters 2020 debate Candidates shift to volunteering as pandemic halts campaigning MORE (D) is a former student of Warren's as well.