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Local Supporters Make Last Minute Push to Voters

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Monday marks the final push before voters go to the polls.

Besides the hotly-contested presidential race, the Massachusetts Senate race is drawing national attention.

While President Obama has a relatively comfortable lead in the polls in Massachusetts, the Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown is going down to the wire, and that’s why both camps are pulling out all the stops to get the vote.

The day before the election and volunteers are busy.

They are on the phones, but that’s not all. Their work in the trenches is not only on the phones but on the ground.

“We work through doing phone banks, and canvassing, and we go around and ask people if we can count on their support for Elizabeth, tomorrow,” says Lucy Anderson, a volunteer for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.

Warren supporters are passionate about their candidate and the message she brings to the voters of Massachusetts.

“I’ve been working for the Elizabeth Warren campaign because I believe she’s a woman of integrity. I’m a former educator in the Springfield schools and she believes in investing in public education. I also think she’s going to be a great watchdog for our Wall Street banks as well as a strong advocate for middle class families,” adds Mary Chelli, a fellow Warren volunteer.

While, the phones were busy at Democratic headquarters, supporters of Republican Senator Scott Brown were working the phones as well at their East Longmeadow location.

“We’re just trying to get everybody involved in the campaign and really get knowledgeable on the issues we think an informed vote, is a good vote,” says Brown volunteer Matthew Demikat.

And the volunteers here are just as passionate about their candidate as the other camp .

“I think that we need to represent both sides of Massachusetts being such a Democratic state and he also has a great ability of working across the isle and just making the best decision for the people, not the party,” adds Demikat.

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