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Sen. Scott Brown Campaigns by Bus in Western Mass.

(CHICOPEE, Mass.) (WGGB)–The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is going right down to the wire.

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are not holding anything back in this contest.

Brown and his family took their campaign bus to Western Massachusetts on Friday.

First stop was a rally at the Munich Haus in Chicopee.

Former Democratic Springfield Mayor Charles Ryan introduced Brown to an enthusiastic group of supporters.

Brown rallies the troops with a stump speech highlighting his opposition to taxes and his bi-partisanship on Capitol Hill.

Brown is working hard for every vote he can get.

And he brings a  message to voters in the final days of this hotly contested campaign,”It’s people over party , it’s putting our state and us as Americans first over any particular party or any interest group,” says Brown.

Scott Brown has spent a lot of time in his pickup truck in this campaign,  now though he’s on the bus with his family crisscrossing the state.

The ride on the bus gives Brown a chance to work the phones and spend some much appreciated time with his family,”When the whole family travels,  it’s Ayla, Arianna, Scott, me,  Koda is the Yokie, he has a broken leg, so he hobbles around the bus and we have a Shitzu, Snuggles, he’s a little old but he’s managing,” says Brown’s wife Gail Huff.

Gail has been by her husband’s side since late July when she took a leave of absence from her reporter’s job in Washington to campaign with her husband,”I kind of feel like Scott’s personal reporter, now I report back to Scott, but it’s wonderful because it’s another way for him to get information and to understand what people are talking about out here,” says Huff.

After the Chicopee campaign rally, the Brown campaign bus stopped at the Boilard Lumber Company in Springfield.

Gail was quick to pass out small hammers,”There’s a message out there that has come from his opponent that they didn’t build what they have, that the government stepped in and built the roads, and infrastructure for them to succeed but if you go to small businesses and talk to owners, they’ll tell you they put in the blood, sweat and tears to build their businesses,” says Huff.

So in the waning days of the bitterly fought senate campaign, the TV ads are flooding the airwaves.  and the Brown campaign bus puts on the miles, reaching out especially to those Independent voters who the campaign feels will carry  him  to victory on Tuesday.


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