Warren Argues Against Brown, Republican Senate at Braintree High Rally

U.S. Sen. John Kerry and local officials joined Elizabeth Warren in Braintree on Sunday afternoon.

Over the last several weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly argued that U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, is not a bad guy, but that he has made some bad votes.

The Democratic challenger ticked off a number of those on Sunday afternoon at Braintree High School – jobs bills, unemployment, student debt – and urged an auditorium full of supporters to show up to the polls on Tuesday and send her to Washington instead.

"The Republicans have made their vision pretty clear," Warren said, using the tact that a vote for Brown might mean a Republican-controlled Senate come 2013. "In effect, what they are saying is, 'I got mine, the rest of you are on your own.' We're a better people than that."

Warren was introduced on Sunday by Sen. John Kerry. Both were accompanied by Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay.

Sullivan kicked the event off with a "W-A-R-R-E-N" chant and said the period between the rally and voting on Tuesday should be a time when people educate themselves on the issues and spread the word.

"We're excited about the next 36 hours or so until the polls open," he said.

Telling those in attendance – many of whom were union supporters of Warren – to "never mind all the nasty ads," Kay reminded the crowd that Brown is one of "those people in Washington" he rails against.

"Weymouth is for Warren, Massachusetts is for Warren, and women are for Warren, because she is the real deal," Kay said. "I can't even describe to you how excited I am to have this woman in office."

Kerry threw a few jabs at presidential contender Mitt Romney before moving on to Brown and the Senate Republicans.

Leading up to the debates, Kerry played Romney as President Barack Obama prepared to take on the former Massachusetts governor. Kerry joked that he knew his role-playing was getting good when his dog growled at him, he closed a few factories and exported the workers, and then took a trip with his dog on the roof.

Joking aside, the senator said, "the stakes in this race could not be higher."

Kerry then went on to break-down the potential tax policies of both Obama and Romney, and warn that if Brown is elected over Warren it could make things more difficult for Obama or easier for Romney.

"Our job is to make sure that doesn't happen," Warren said. The races this year, she added, are really about "Whose side are you on?"

"We believe in investing in the pieces it takes to make this country run," she said. "This isn't my campaign, this is our campaign."

Chas. Donoghue November 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM
two loosers
Bill November 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Swift-boat hero and truth challenged Warren – what a pair!!. The Mayor and Mrs. Hume had better watch whom they hitch their wagons. Braintree, if you haven’t noticed, is less liberal than you and the out of town paid union members want to believe it is. That goes for Weymouth too. I’d be curious to hear from ANY Braintree resident (politicians aside) that knew about or attended this little love fest.


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