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Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Re-Election

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    Senator Warren Endorses Mayor Walsh for Re-Election

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren attended a campaign event for Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, officially endorsing him for re-election. Warren campaigned with Walsh and his supporters Sunday afternoon at Doyle's Pub, a popular spot with local residents and politicians in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017)

    This isn’t gonna be about the endorsements or about the powerful putting a stamp on it.

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren attended a campaign event for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Sunday, officially endorsed him at Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain, where the line to get inside wrapped around the building.

    Walsh is facing off against City Councilor Tito Jackson, who says it doesn't mean much if he has the backing of the people.

    "Marty has made clear he fights to build a city for all of us," Sen. Warren said. "A city where immigrants are welcomed."

    "I was proud to stand with her in her race for the United States Senate," Walsh said. "And I'm proud that she's fighting for us right now, particularly, this time in our country."

    Senator Warren's support comes with three weeks to go until Election Day. The campaigns are heating up for both Walsh and Jackson.

    Jackson and Walsh, both Democrats, will face off in next month's mayoral contest.

    Warren made sure to say she supports Jackson's political future, just not in this election.

    "Tito is going to have an important role in public service. He will do that but Marty has shown us for four years what it is that he can accomplish and what it is going forward that he’s determined to accomplish, so I’m here with Marty," Walsh said. 

    "This isn’t gonna be about the endorsements or about the powerful putting a stamp on it," Jackson said.

    He's not buying the big name political fanfare. Instead, Jackson is focusing on connecting with the Boston school teachers at King's bowling alley in the Back Buy, building a platform on affordable housing, and bringing more money into public schools.

    "We’re right here with all these young people and we owe it to them and their future to fully fund public education," he said.

    With backing from the crowd at Doyle's and Senator Warren, Mayor Walsh was still calling on voters to help keep his job.

    As both candidates vie for your support, they want you to head out and vote on November 7.

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