Warren victory speech


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Transcript:
UP ON 22 NEWS AT 11:00 AND ON
THIS IS A BIG NIGHT FOR
MASSACHUSETTS AND BIGGER NIGHT
FOR THE COUNTRY.
THIS IS A CRITICAL WIN FOR THE
DEMOCRATS WHO RISKED LOSING
CONTROL OF THE SENATE.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
MASSACHUSETTS HISTORY, THAT SEAT
IS GOING TO A WOMAN.
LET'S HEAR FROM SENATOR ELECT
ELIZABETH WARREN.


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NO!
NO!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
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THIS VICTORY BELONGS TO YOU.
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YOU DID THIS!
YOU DID THIS!
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FOR EVERY FAMILY THAT HAS
BEEN CHIPPED AND SQUEEZED AND
HAMMERED, WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT
FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND
PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.
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YES!
TO ALL THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
WHO ARE TIRED OF THE SYSTEM
RIGGED AGAINST THEM, WE'RE GOING
TO HOLD THE BIG GUYS
ACCOUNTABLE.
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TO ALL THE SEEN YEARS WHO
DESERVE TO RETIRE WITH THE
SECURITY THEY EARNED, WE'RE
GOING TO MAKE SURE YOUR MEDICARE
AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ARE
PROTECTED, AND THAT MILLIONAIRES
AND BILLIONAIRES PAY THEIR FAIR
SHARE.
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THAT'S RIGHT.
AND FOR ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE,
ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DID
EVERYTHING RIGHT.
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WHO DID EVERYTHING RIGHT, AND
ARE DROWNING IN DEBT, WE'RE
GOING TO INVEST IN YOU.
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WE ARE.
TO ALL OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS
AND YOUR FAMILIES WHO HAVE
FOUGHT SO HARD FOR US, WE'RE
GOING TO FIGHT FOR YOU.
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THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT'S RIGHT.
WE LOVE YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
AND ALL THE WOMEN ACROSS
MASSACHUSETTS.
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TO ALL THE WOMEN ACROSS
MASSACHUSETTS WHO ARE WORKING
YOUR TAILS OFF, YOU BETTER
BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT FOR
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK.
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TO ALL OF YOU, THIS IS YOUR
NIGHT, THIS IS YOUR VICTORY.
YES, ALL OF US!
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THIS WAS.
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THIS WAS A CAMPAIGN THAT
BROKE RECORDS, RAISING MORE
MONEY FROM SMALL DONORS THAN ANY
SENATE CAMPAIGN IN THE HISTORY
OF THIS COUNTRY.
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AND KNOCKING ON MORE DOORS
THAN ANY SENATE RACE IN
MASSACHUSETTS.
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AN AMAZING CAMPAIGN, AND LET
ME BE CLEAR, I DIDN'T BUILD
THAT, YOU BUILT THAT.
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AND YOU DID WHAT EVERY
THOUGHT WAS IMPOSSIBLE, YOU
TAUGHT A SCRAPPY FIRST TIME
CANDIDATE HOW TO GET IN THE RING
AND WIN!
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YOU DID!
YOU TOOK ON THE POWERFUL WALL
STREET BANKS AND SPECIAL
INTERESTS AND YOU LET THEM KNOW
YOU WANT A SENATOR WHO WILL BE
OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR THE
MIDDLE CLASS ALL OF THE TIME.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND
DESPITE THE ODDS, YOU'VE ELECTED
THE FIRST WOMAN SENATOR TO THE
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
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[ CROWD CHANTS ]
YEAH, I LOVE YOU, TOO.
AND I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU
THIS WAS A TOUGH CAMPAIGN.
SENATOR BROWN AND I HAD OUR
DIFFERENCES, BUT HE AND I JUST
SPOKE AND HE SENT HIS
CONGRATULATIONS.
I HOPE YOU'LL ALL JOIN ME IN
THANKING SENATOR BROWN FOR HIS
SERVICE TO THE COMMONWEALTH.
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CHRIS AND I WISH SCOTT AND
GAYLE AND THEIR DAUGHTERS
NOTHING BUT THE BEST, NOTHING
BUT THE BEST.
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I ALSO WANT TO SPEAK TONIGHT
TO SENATOR BROWN'S SUPPORTERS.
THE MESSAGE YOU SENT WAS CLEAR.
WE NEED LEADERS IN WASHINGTON
WHO ARE WILLING TO BREAK THE
PARTISAN GRID LOCK AND WORK
REGARDLESS TO PARTY.
I KNOW I DIDN'T EARN YOUR VOTE,
BUT I PROMISE I'M GOING TO WORK
TO EARN YOUR SUPPORT.
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THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE TO
THANK TONIGHT.
I'M GOING START WITH MY HUSBAND.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I ALSO
WANT TO THANK MY KIDS,
GRANDKIDS, BROTHER, IN LAWS,
COUSIN, MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS
HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS AND ALL
ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
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SENATOR KERRY, GOVERNOR
PATRICK.
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THE MAYOR.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,
ENCOURAGEMENT AND FOR YOUR
LEADERSHIP.
YOU WERE REAL FIGHTERS IN MY
CORNER AND I APPRECIATE THAT,
BUT IT'S WHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY
FOR THE PEOPLE OF OUR STATE THAT
IS TRULY REMARKABLE.
THANK YOU ALL.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
AND TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL
DELEGATION, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND
SHERIFFS, TO NURSES,
FIREFIGHTERS, TO THE CARPENTERS,
LABORERS, MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
BUILDING TRADES AND ALL OUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE
LABOR BUSINESS.
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I LOVE YOU, TOO.
TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY.
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TO THE WOMEN'S GROUPS.
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TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS,
LET'S HEAR IT!
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TO THE MINISTERS, I'M SO
GRATEFUL, TO THE CREDIT UNIONS.
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YES!
TO THE MORE THAN 700 SMALL
BUSINESSES SUPPORTING US, TO THE
STUDENT ORGANIZERS.
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ALL OF YOU, ALL OF YOU, ALL
OF YOU HAVE HAD MY BACK AND I
PROMISE YOU I'LL HAVE YOUR BACK.
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I PROMISE.
AND I WANT TO THANK THE
SINGLE BEST GRASSROOTS ARMY THAT
ANY STATE HAS EVER SEEN.
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FOR EVERY VOLUNTEER WHO
KNOCKED ON DOORS, WHO STOOD IN
THE RAIN AND HELD SIGNS, WHO
TALKED TO YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND
FOR MY INCREDIBLE STAFF THAT
WORKED MORE HOURS THAT IN
THOUGHT WAS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK
YOU, ALL OF YOU.
AND EVERYONE WHO SHARED YOUR
HOPES AND DREAMS WITH ME AND PUT
YOUR FAITH IN MY ABILITY TO
FIGHT FOR YOU.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS, I WILL
NEVER FORGET, I WILL ALWAYS
CARRY YOUR STORIES WITH ME IN MY
HEART.
I WON'T JUST BE YOUR SENATOR, I
WILL BE YOUR CHAMPION.
I PROMISE.
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PROMISE.
OK, SO TONIGHT ISN'T OVER,
BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF
CELEBRATING TO DO.
YES?
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BUT I WANT TO CLOSE BY NOTING
THAT IT WAS EXACTLY 50 YEARS AGO
TONIGHT THAT SENATOR TED KENNEDY
WAS FIRST ELECTED TO THE UNITED
STATES SENATE.
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WE MISS HIS PASSION,
COMMITMENT, ENERGY AND FIGHT FOR
WORKING FAMILIES.
THAT NIGHT, 50 YEARS AGO, HE
SAID THAT HE WAS DEDICATE ALL
HIS STRENGTH AND WILL TO SERVE
YOU IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
FOR 47 YEARS, HE LIVED UP TO
THAT PROMISE.
TONIGHT, I PLEDGE TO DO THE
SAME.