The women in the Senate

Before I forget, Democrat Elizabeth Warren won her Senate race in Massachusetts.

This Molly Erdman parody announcement now reaches new levels of greatness:

President Obama had nominated Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. But Wall Street opposed her saying she was too aggressive in pursuing regulation, and Senate Republicans rejected her nomination. So she ran for Senate. And now, she’s going to be in their faces and on their cases for the next six years.

Meanwhile, a record was broken as of Tuesday’s election. There will be 20 women in the U.S. Senate, up from 17. That’s, of course, still too small a number, but I remember “back in the day” when having one woman in the Senate was an oddity.

Click here to go to a Washington Post photo gallery to see them all.