Here's a nice closing video for Election Day from the Warren campaign, from her rally yesterday at Ramalho’s West End Gym in Lowell, where boxer Micky Ward trained for his last three fights.
Meanwhile, Scott Brown is trying to convince union members
at a polling site in West Roxbury that they're better off with him, because he's one of them.
But on the same polling site, Brown was faced with his most frustrating obstacle as a candidate: the blue-collar men who align with him culturally, but are staying loyal Democrats this year. A large contingent of union members were waiting for Brown, and they were fired up.
When Brown approached them, one union member yelled "Pack your bags, buddy!" Others joined in the jeering: "Down with Brown!"
Brown, on the sidewalk, for a split second with no staff or his wife around him, looked genuinely disappointed.
"Really guys?" he said. "I'm a 26-year union member and you're busting my chops?" (Brown is a member of the Screen Actors Guild).
The Steelworkers he was trying to convince might not be too impressed with those labor credentials.
11:44 AM PT: Boston is turning out. Huge.
Here’s a reminder of just how tough it’ll be for Scott Brown to win tonight in Massachusetts. In the January 2010 special election that catapulted him to the Senate, a total of 164,312 ballots were cast in Boston. By noon today, according to the Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein, 103,369 people had already voted in Beantown. In a high-turnout presidential election year, Democrats’ 3:1 advantage in voter registration (Roughly 1.5 million to 500k) is only going to be more pronounced.
Brown is going to need an awful lot of Democrats to defect to overcome that.
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