ELECTION 2012

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Harvard Law School graduates across the country won political victories in the 2012 elections. In addition to a victory by President Barack Obama ’91 in a close race with Republican candidate Mitt Romney J.D./M.B.A ‘75, a Harvard Law School Professor and two HLS alumni won seats in the Senate, and 15 alumni are going to the House.

Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made history as the first woman elected to serve as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, defeating incumbent Scott Brown for a seat in the U.S. Senate. In other Senate races, Ted Cruz ’95 (R-TX), a Cuban-American, becomes the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In Virginia, Tim Kaine ’83 (D-VA), former governor of Virginia, won the open seat for Senate.

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Elizabeth WarrenMassachusetts sends Warren to U.S. Senate
Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren—bankruptcy expert, Wall Street reformer and consumer watch dog—has won a hard-fought race for the U.S. Senate. The Democratic nominee defeated her Republican opponent, incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. … Read more

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Election 2012 at Harvard 
Harvard Law School’s new lounge and pub in the Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building, was the gathering place for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, who stood side by side to follow the results on TV during a party organized by the School’s Dean of Students Office. … Read more

Related News …

Election 2012 at Harvard: University mirrors the nation, transfixed by the political process (Harvard Gazette, 11/7/12)

Fiery consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren beats Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race (Boston.com, 11/7/12)

Get What You Pay For? Not always (New York Times, 11/7/12)

‘It’s a little bit like Yelp, for democracy’ (CNN Tech, 11/6/12)

If Elected, Romney Would Likely Pull Staff from Harvard (Harvard Crimson, 11/5/12)

The Next President Is Sure to Break the Rules (Bloomberg, 11/4/12)

Professor Says Obamacare Not Unconstitutional (CBS News, 11/3/12)

Rivals or Enemies? Why the distinction matters (BBC World Service, 11/3/12)

Election 2012: Two Visions on Education (The Root, 11/1/12)

Gergen speaks at HLS on the 2012 presidential race (Harvard Law School, 10/31/12)

This Election Is About the Court, Not the Economy (Bloomberg, 10/29/12)

Peer pressure in politics: It’s a force to be reckoned with in voting or campaign funding(Harvard Gazette, 10/26/12)

America at a Crossroads: Scholars say election likely to redefine nation’s priorities(Harvard Gazette, 10/23/12)

30 Issues Discussion: Obama’s Vision for America (audio)  (WGBH News 30 Issues Discussion, 10/12/12)

Well that’s debatable: Ogletree offers debate tips for candidates (Harvard Gazette, 10/15/12)

At Harvard, Elizabeth Warren has warm reputation (Boston Globe, 10/14/12)

Harvard Law Professor Bruce Mann adjusts to public role as ‘Elizabeth Warren’s husband’ (MassLive, 10/14/12)

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro ’00 tells Latino alumni ‘We have a responsibility  to support political leaders who support the Latino community” (Harvard Law School, 10/11/12)

Reclaiming our Republic: Why a constitutional amendment is needed to save American democracy (Harvard Crimson, 10/9/12)

At HLS: Bipartisan Presidential Debate Watch (The Record, 10/3/12)