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    at Dems' Convention

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren overwhelmingly won the support of her party at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention on June 2. Warren received support from nearly 96 percent of the delegates — a record, and enough to avoid a party primary in September. Warren also had the backing of the Democratic establishment and the endorsement of Gov. Deval Patrick, the state’s most popular pol.

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    DeFranco championed liberal values, including single-payer health care and union rights. She attributed the day's results partly to party favoritism.

    "Well, it’s Massachusetts politics. Of course it’s a machine. But that’s why I’m in the race. Because I have to believe there’s room for real democracy — that a candidate or person, who sees that they want to do something actually make a difference, doesn’t have to be rich. Doesn’t have to have machine backing," she said. "We’re supposed to be a government of the people. That means everybody, not just the people who are hand-picked or in certain cliques.”

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:29:18 AM PST

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