SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –As we draw closer and closer to Election Day, Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth warren ramp up their campaigning across the Bay State, paying lots of attention to Western Mass. “It’s great to get the recognition in Western Mass that we’re playing an important part in this entire process. I think it makes everyone feel like an important citizen of the commonwealth,” smiled Mark Hanrahahn.
Scott Brown spotted here in Springfield Friday, hopped in his bus to make his way across Mass and rally with his family .
When Warren got to the city’s Old First Church on Saturday morning, she was greeted by hundreds of supporters who’d lined Court Square waiting for her. “She came here in May during pancake supper day and we had a training session and she attended it. She shook my hand, so I haven’t washed it in months,” John Ryan chuckled.
Warren also invited some friends along for the ride. Governor Deval Patrick, and Civil Rights Activist, Rep. John Lewis, (D-GA) were on hand to encourage Western Mass to vote for Warren, but it didn’t look like they needed to do much coaxing. “She’s a fighter, she’s a tiger, she may not be looked at that way, but her back gets really, really ramrod tough,” Sharleen Kapp said. “I think she’ll be a spokeswoman for all the women in Massachusetts all of the time. I think we need a senator who will stand up for equal pay,” chimed Candy Glazer.
If you’re still undecided at this point, if you do vote Congressman Richard Neal asks only one thing. “The most important argument in this campaign is, across the country, not to go back to the policies that got us into this in the first place”. “I think it’s important to know what’s going on in the community. So you have to know what’s going on because that’s the only way you can educate your family and teach them how to be good citizens,” Carol Aranjo said. “I feel like this is history. It’s very exciting because whoever they put in the senate is going to empower women and regular people,” stated Aziza Abdegeo.
The trio will be making stops in Auburn, Boston, and Lawrence today.
If elected, Elizabeth Warren would be the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Today Brown is making stops in Cape Cod, Taunton, and Worcester.