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During a Sunday appearance on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," U.S. Senator-elect Katie Britt said it was surreal to be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama.

Britt, who was speaking before her orientation, described her election as "exciting and humbling."

"When we entered this race, obviously, there were very few people who thought this was possible," Britt said. "And so, to be sitting here with you today, to be preparing to go into orientation, to be fighting for the American people, it is exciting and humbling."

Britt defeated Democratic candidate Will Boyd and Libertarian nominee John Sophocleus after a grassroots effort to visit every county in the state. During campaign appearance after campaign appearance, she said she talked about the things people in Alabama told her they were concerned about.

"We listened to voters — not lecturing them," Britt continued. "It was clear that the country that my husband and I grew up in versus the country that we're raising our children in, while it's not too far apart, it's worlds and worlds away. And people believe that it's time for new blood, fresh blood in Washington."

"Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt pointed out that Britt, 40, is the youngest Republican woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate and the only woman in the Senate to have school-aged children.

"I don't have to ask people what our children are being taught or what moms and dads are going through. I can bring that experience right to the front," Britt added. "I am listening to parents, too, and I am experiencing it myself. Everything from the price of gas and groceries to what our children are being taught in school. Moms and dads want our children to be educated and not indoctrinated. We live in the greatest country on the globe, and making sure that our children have the potential to reach the American dream, the one that is allowing me to sit in front of you today, is critically important, and that's what we're going to fight for in the U.S. Senate."

Britt will take office in January 2023.

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