Elizabeth would have my back, so I have hers

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You know how I made up my mind about this election?

I thought to myself, what if I wasn't the Mayor of Boston? What if I was just a guy from Hyde Park who had a job with the city. Whose wife worried about their retirement savings. Who wondered how his two kids would send his six grandkids to college. And whether they would have good jobs on the other end.

If I wasn't the Mayor, who would speak up in Washington on my behalf? I thought to myself, if I was any guy from Hyde Park, Elizabeth would have my back -- and so I have hers.

Watch my new television commercial endorsing Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate:

Elizabeth first got my interest when she said a common sense thing: We don't let big companies sell us toasters that will burn down our house, so why do we let them sell us mortgages that could essentially do the same thing?

Elizabeth got my admiration when she took that idea to Washington. When she created a consumer agency so we could protect ourselves from subprime mortgages and credit scams that could ruin our lives and our neighborhoods.

Elizabeth got my respect when she stood up to people on both sides of the aisle; when she spoke tough truths to Republican Congressmen and to the President's Cabinet.

Elizabeth got my approval when she backed the President's job bills last fall. They would have supported thousands of jobs in Boston, but Scott Brown voted against all three.

Elizabeth gets my appreciation every time she defends universal healthcare in ways that would make Teddy proud. And when she says government investment backs schools and hospitals and start-ups and starting over!

I got to know Elizabeth Warren. Now Elizabeth Warren's got my vote and she's got my help!

Team Leader Dinner

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Last night, more than 40 volunteer team leaders from across the state attended a dinner in Framingham, hosted by Mike Firestone, the field director, as a thank you for all their hard work so far.

Mike also introduced the volunteers to Amanda Coulombe, the get out the vote director (GOTV).  Amanda talked about the short window between now and the election and the work still left to do.  She laid out the plan for Knock Out weekend, where the campaign expects to have 2,000 volunteers knocking on 60,000 doors.

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh also attended the dinner after canvassing in New Bedford with Governor Patrick.  Walsh told the crowd, “You are the antidote to everything people hate about politics. You are proving that small dollars beat big dollars, and as Tip O’Neill taught us, people like to be asked.”

Team Leader Dinner

A Clear Choice

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On November 6th, voters will face a clear choice between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown.

Today, we released a new ad highlighting the differences between them. You can watch it here:

Brown has said he would allow taxes to go up on 98% of middle class families and 97% of small businesses to get even bigger breaks for millionaires.  Elizabeth Warren will fight for working families. 

Senator John Kerry Endorses Elizabeth

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Gathered at NGP VAN, a Somerville-based small business, and joined by Congressman Mike Capuano, Mayor Joe Curtatone and NGP VAN founder Mark Sullivan, Senator Kerry praised Elizabeth’s proven record of standing up for middle class families to make sure they have a level playing field to succeed.

“I've known Elizabeth a long time, and I've been impressed not just by the things she's fought for in this campaign, but in the issues she's worked on in and out of government and in the power of her advocacy. I got to know of her when Ted Kennedy and I were fighting against a bankruptcy bill that was horribly unfair for working families who were struggling to hold on, and I've followed her work ever since. Her life’s work has been to fight for opportunities and fairness for working families and small businesses and we need more of that in the Senate today at a time when so many big economic challenges are in front of our country.

"Much is at stake for Massachusetts this November, including whether control of the United States Senate will fall into the hands of an aspiring Republican majority that would again aim to stop President Obama at every turn.  That too is a reason why this race is important, but just as important is the fact that I know that Elizabeth Warren will be a Senator who stands with working families in Washington just as she has her entire life."

NGP VAN started in Sullivan’s living room and now employs 160 people.  In welcoming the crowd, Sullivan said, “As a small business, we don’t go to work saying we need more tax cuts, we say where are we going to find a qualified workforce.”


Mayor Menino Endorses Elizabeth

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On a beautiful Friday afternoon in Roslindale, Elizabeth was honored to receive the endorsement of Boston Mayor Tom Menino. You can watch the full video of his remarks here.

Mayor Menino said: "What if I was just a guy from Hyde Park who had a job with the city. Whose wife was an accountant and worried about their retirement savings. What if I was a guy who wondered how his two kids would send his six grandchildren to college. And whether they would have good jobs on the other end of that education. If I wasn't the Mayor, who would speak up in Washington on my behalf? I thought to myself, if I was any guy from Hyde Park, Elizabeth Warren would have my back, and let me tell you folks, I have her back right now."
Mayor Menino and Elizabeth spoke to supporters who had gathered in Adams Park in Roslindale Village - a place whose revitalization was overseen by Menino as District City Councilor and as Mayor. Elizabeth praised the Mayor's leadership and his strong advocacy for working families and neighborhoods throughout Boston.

The First Debate

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During Thursday night's debate, Elizabeth laid out her vision for how to level the playing field for middle class families in Massachusetts. She demonstrated why she'll be the fighter we need in our corner in Washington. 

Miss the debate? You can watch the whole clip right here. And share it with your friends on twitter and facebook. 

Elizabeth Warren: Fighting for You

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Today, we released a new ad laying out Elizabeth's vision of fighting for working families. Watch it here:

Elizabeth talks about how she'll stand up for middle class families and small businesses to create a level playing field so that everyone has the chance to succeed.

While Scott Brown doesn't always vote the wrong way, far too often, he's stood on the side of billionaires and big oil instead of on the side of middle class families.

Massachusetts deserves a senator who will be there not some of the time, but all of the time, fighting for them.

Gov. Deval Patrick's Rally Speech for Elizabeth

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In case you weren't able to join us at Boston University yesterday for Elizabeth's first fall rally, watch Governor Deval Patrick's speech and share it with your friends.

This picture says it all

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A lot of people are still talking about this.

Elizabeth Warren DNC Speech

But let me show you a picture that has me even more excited. This is what Elizabeth's rally at Boston University looked like this morning. Morse Auditorium -- capacity 750 people -- was filled to standing room only.

Elizabeth Warren Boston University Rally

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of our campaign, and our support is only getting stronger. All across Massachusetts, people are ready to stand up for Elizabeth, and fight for working families.

Dozens of people left today's rally to get to work. Across Massachusetts, we'll be knocking on tens of thousands of doors just this weekend alone.

We're counting on you to be a part of this for the last 52 days. Find a campaign event near you this weekend to get started.

Thank you, and have a great weekend!

The Fighter

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Are you looking for a fighter? Talk to Art Ramalho.

Art is the owner of Ramalho's West End Gym -- the Lowell boxing gym made famous by the hit movie The Fighter. For more than 40 years, Art's been teaching kids not just how to box, but how to grow up with confidence, discipline and respect.

Take a look at Elizabeth's new TV ad from Art Ramalho -- then share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter:

Scott Brown's going to keep distorting the truth about his own record -- and smearing the truth about Elizabeth.

We're going to keep fighting.

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