Breakdown of local election results - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Breakdown of local election results

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

"This victory belongs to you," said Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. "You did this, you did this."

It was a big victory for the democrats here in Massachusetts last night after Elizabeth Warren beat out incumbent Sen. Scott Brown to become the first female senator in the Baystate.

"My job is to go to Washington to fight for working families, to fight for America's middle class," said Warren. "That's what people here in Massachusetts worked for. It's their race, and it really has been all along. Massachusetts is a very grassroots place. Lots of people out there who held signs, who knocked on doors, who made this campaign happen over the space of a year, and they want me to go there and fight for them. That's what I'm going to do."

It was a close race. Warren clinched the lead with 54 percent of the votes.

"Listen you, you and I have raised a great campaign and I could not have asked for better allies and friends to see us through this battle," said Brown. "We stood strong in the fight and we stand strong now even in disappointment."

Turning now to a look at the race for state representative in the 2nd Hampden District where democratic candidate Brian Ashe was re-elected for his third term.

Ashe took 58 percent of the vote defeating Marie Angelides. This was a closely watched race because of the voter fraud scandal involving Angelides' primary competitor Jack Villamaino.

"It really does make it extra special, you know, going through the voter fraud, I didn't know how that was going to impact my race," said Ashe.

Turning to the race for Governor's council where former Springfield Mayor Mike Albano will now return to political office. Albano beat out Republican candidate Mike Franco with 69 percent of the vote

"I'm looking forward to serving all of the citizens of Western Massachusetts and making sure we get our fair share," said Albano.

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