Analysis: Presidential Race, Gender Gap Affected Senate Outcome

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U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren greets supporters Tuesday morning outside of the Graham and Parks School in Cambridge. (Dominick Reuter/WBUR)
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren greets supporters Tuesday morning outside of the Graham and Parks School in Cambridge. (Dominick Reuter/WBUR)

For the first time in state history, Massachusetts has elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

WBUR’s political analysts, Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke, joined Morning Edition Wednesday for a final look at the Senate race.