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High-Powered Surrogates Get Out the Vote for Warren

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — 73 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast their vote tomorrow and the big names are out to persuade the undecided.

Surrogate support has been very visible in this campaign.

The candidates themselves can only be in one place at one time, and with the importance of every vote, supporters are bringing home the candidates message.

In Springfield Monday, Massachusetts senior Senator John Kerry talked about the importance of electing Elizabeth Warren to the Senate.

“We need Elizabeth Warren in the Senate,” Sen. Kerry says as he rallies Democratic supporters in Springfield.

Kerry says he needs Warren in the Senate to work for President Obama’s agenda for the next four years.

“It matters to have Harry Reid as the majority leader of the United States Senate. I want to be chairman of the committee and if the Republicans win, we lose an awful lot of leverage for our state,” adds Kerry.

And Kerry says Elizabeth Warren is the candidate that will best represent Massachusetts interests.

“Elizabeth Warren is a fighter for the middle class, and she doesn’t side with the wealthiest people in the country.”

Democrats were rallying the troops on Monday with Kerry at their headquarters here in Springfield in the morning and later in the day, Congressman Richard Neal, urging voters to get out and cast their ballots.

Like the senior Senator from Massachusetts, Congressman Neal stressed the importance of this election with the control of the Senate at stake, and he feels that Warren has the momentum going at the right time unlike Martha Coakley, who lost to Scott Brown two years ago.

“Two years ago, I was privy to a poll nine days out as the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation had been made aware of the poll, so we knew where things were going a week out. There was a trend. You weren’t going to reverse it in the last 7 days and in this instance, it’s entirely different,” says Neal.

Both Neal and Kerry say getting out the vote is crucial.

“Springfield and all the surrounding area out there we’re counting on you. You’re the foot soldiers. You’re the people going to knock on the doors, make the calls, bring the voters out, and we’re going to have a victory for America tomorrow,” says Kerry.

The Brown campaign didn’t have any big name surrogates in western Massachusetts Monday, but on Friday, the Senator and his his family made stops in the area as part of a statewide bus tour.

Also, over the weekend, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld campaigned for Brown, saying this campaign was about man being Scott Brown against the machine meaning Elizabeth warren.

Tomorrow, it’s the voters who will have the final say.


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