Elizabeth Warren Makes History at Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorsing Convention
With nearly 96% of the vote, Elizabeth Warren will be the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s candidate to defeat Scott Brown
SPRINGFIELD, MASS – At the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Endorsing Convention on June 2nd, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren won more votes from delegates than any Democratic candidate for state-wide office ever has.
In order to earn a place on the Primary Election ballot, candidates must win at least 15% of the delegate’s votes. Warren’s 95.77% vote, means no other candidates qualified for the ballot and she becomes the Party’s nominee to challenge Scott Brown this fall.
“Elizabeth Warren made history today because of the strength of her impressive grassroots organization and her record as a tireless advocate for middle class families throughout Massachusetts,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh. “Never before have Massachusetts Democrats rallied around a candidate with such passion and determination. We think that Elizabeth is the candidate who can beat Scott Brown and we know that she will be a senator who will make Massachusetts families proud.”
"The choice facing Massachusetts voters in November is now crystal clear," Walsh said. "Scott Brown stands with Wall Street and big corporations and Elizabeth Warren will fight for middle class Massachusetts families."
Walsh also praised Warren’s former challenger Marisa DeFranco
“Marisa worked hard and she should be proud of how she stood up for what she believes,” Walsh said. “I hope she continues to fight for our Democratic principles.”