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Candidates Crisscross Massachusetts in Final Push for Votes

It's a weekend full of events for candidates making a final push for votes



    Baker and Gonzalez Spend Weekend Campaigning

    Governor Charlie Baker and opponent Jay Gonzalez spent the weekend ahead of Election Day campaigning. (Published Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018)

    Candidates for a slew of statewide offices are going to be crisscrossing Massachusetts in a final push for votes.

    Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez hit the campaign trail. On Saturday he greeted voters in Boston, Framingham, Brockton, Taunton, New Bedford, Falmouth and Quincy.

    He shook hands and took photos at a campaign office rally in Brockton with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

    "I know I'm the little guy in this election," Gonzalez said.

    Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    [NATL] Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    Ski Patrol and first responders are working to rescue an unknown number of skiers buried in an avalanche at Taos Ski Resort in New Mexico

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    Polls show he's trailing Republican Gov. Charlie Baker by nearly 40 points, but he told supporters to forget about the numbers.

    "Don't let anyone tell you this election's already been decided. The pundits and the polls have been way off base lately," Gonzalez said.

    He also went after Baker's support for Warren's opponent in the Senate race, arguing that a vote for Geoff Diehl is a vote for President Trump's policies.

    "By supporting Geoff Diehl, Charlie Baker is backing an anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, pro-NRA agenda," he said.

    On Sunday, Gonzalez has scheduled events in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Lowell.

    Baker meanwhile stumped for votes in Springfield and Shrewsbury on Saturday.

    Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    [NATL] Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    An Iowa man got the "Jackpot treatment" after winning $1 off a scratch-off lotto ticket. Tyler Heep decided to cash in the winning ticket at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters and was presented with a big check for his win. Heep spent his winnings on a gallon of gas.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    Baker says he and Gonzalez disagree on one big thing: how to spend your tax dollars.

    "We started with a big budget deficit. Now we have a surplus. We didn't raise taxes, we just came up with smarter, better ways to deliver services," he said.

    With a 70 percent approval rating, Baker's the most popular governor in the country.

    But like his opponent, he doesn't care about the polls.

    "How many times have we said, 'The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day?'"

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl joined supporters at rallies planned Saturday in Fitchburg and Worcester.

    ICE Detains Marine Veteran

    [NATL] ICE Detains Marine Veteran, Says No Investigation

    Family members are furious that a U.S. citizen and military veteran ended up in an immigration detention center facing the threat of deportation. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez was born and raised in Grand Rapids. His mother says he served a tour in Afghanistan while in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    Warren made stops in Brockton and New Bedford on Saturday. On Sunday, Warren has scheduled events in Springfield and Worcester.

    Election Day is Tuesday.

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