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Warren Celebrates the Fourth of July in Worcester

Thursday, July 05, 2012

 

Warren greeting local families

Senate hopeful, Elizabeth Warren (D) was in Worcester celebrating the Fourth of July. She met with local families at the fireworks display and talked about her growing campaign.

“Right now I’m just delighted to be here in Worcester. Everything is going great campaign-wise, mostly not because of me but because of all the people who are a part of this campaign that just keeps growing,” she said while meeting with press and supporters at the July 3rd event at East Park. “On the Fourth of July… this is about democracy, that’s what this election is about.”

Warren’s campaign posters greeted attendees of Tuesday evening’s event, as supporters rallied near Shrewsbury Street. Warren was greeted by many who thanked her for running and congratulating her work thus far.

The last time GoLocal spoke with the Warren, she had just received the Democratic nomination in Springfield. When asked what has changed for her since, she spoke about the momentum her campaign has continued to generate.  

“It’s just gotten bigger. What’s exciting now is that this just keeps growing, everywhere we go people tell me how important this race is to them and why they want to be a part of it,” she said. “It’s about the issues.”
 

Congressman Jim McGovern and Worcester Mayor Joe Petty with the Senate hopeful

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Warren discussed issues facing Central Mass. including the recently decided issue of student loan rates. Warren said that this hot topic is all too familiar, as she has a nephew attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating next May. 

“We’ve got a lot of smart people here who want to talk about what’s happening with student loan interest rates,” she said. “I’ve got a nephew here in college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He’ll be a senior this year. And student loans – we know about student loans.”

Importance of the Commonwealth

Supporter, Congressman Jim McGovern was also at Tuesday’s event, garnering support. McGovern spoke about the significance of Central Mass to the campaign:

“It’s very important. It’s the place to be,” he said. “The fact that she’s been here so many times tells me she’s not going to take Worcester for granted. People are loving her.”

The Warren campaign recently opened a local office at 442 Park Ave.

“We’ve got the office open now and more and more people here supporting her. I think we’re in good shape,” McGovern added.

Warren also spoke about Central Mass. when she appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show last week. She repeated her disappointment in opponent Scott Brown for declining a debate in Worcester.

She said that the multiple scheduled TV debates are good, but “I really genuinely wish were [debating] in Central Mass… I think it’s a mistake not to do that, but I think it’s hard to debate alone.”

 

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