AUBURN, Mass. – With only a few days until the election, Elizabeth Warren, Democratic challenger for Republican Scott Brown's U.S. Senate seat, made a pit stop in Auburn on Saturday, delivering a speech to hundreds of supporters at a “Get out the Vote” rally.
According to the Warren campaign, about 400 individuals attended the rally at the Central Massachusetts AFL/CIO on Route 20 in Auburn, which also included speeches from U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
Warren was pumped up at the rally.
“It is good to be here,” Warren emphatically told the crowd. “Central Massachusetts is the heart of Massachusetts, and it’s going to be the heart of this campaign.”
Warren said she’ll be “out there working her heart out” over the next four days of campaigning, but she also needs help from supporters to “get out the vote,” she said.
“Are you ready to get out there and knock on doors, make the phone calls to make sure you get your friends, family and neighbors to vote,” Warren said. “Remember, it’s about persuasion, but it’s also about getting all those folks to the polls.”
McGovern told the excited audience that Scott Brown has a lot of TV commercials, but he doesn’t have “this kind of army of volunteers, going door-to-door, who are talking to their neighbors, friends, relatives and anyone who will listen about the importance of this campaign.”
“I want to thank you, Elizabeth, for running,” said McGovern, who has been in office for 16 years. “I want to thank you for fighting the good fight, for keeping the faith and for understanding what politicians are supposed to stand for.
“We have enough people in Washington who are in the back pockets of big corporations,” he added. “We need more people who are on the side of working families.”
In addition, Murray said that “we might not have the most amount of money, but it’s clear we have the most amount of heart and a great candidate in Elizabeth Warren.”
“She has already played an important role in standing up for families and consumers throughout her career, and she’s going to be able to take it to the next level,” Murray said.
Auburn resident Barbara Merolli, who regularly holds Warren signs in Drury Square, was thrilled that Warren made a stop in Auburn.
“She’s going to be a senator for all the people,” Merolli said. “Not just the eastern part of the state. She’ll be very fair and considerate for everyone in the state, and I look forward to having a senator that does that.”