Friday, August 17, 2012
The State Democratic Party has plans for new offices in Central Mass, part of a play for more votes in November’s Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Republican Senator Scott Brown.
Party members opened two new offices in Southborough and the South County area on Wednesday night, and officials said they will be signing leases for several more this week.
Republicans owned Central Massachusetts in the 2010 special election when Brown defeated Democratic challenger Martha Coakley.
The results of that contest shows a sea of red surrounding blue Worcester. Several of Brown’s top towns, where he received more than 70 percent of votes, are located in the region as well.
The Massachusetts GOP had only four field offices open during the 2010 race. Now, the party has upped that number to 10, and the offices in Framingham and Worcester are two of its busiest.
Democratic Party Chair John Walsh said the two Central Mass offices opened earlier this week bring the party’s total up to 26 offices this election season, and plans for more are in the works.
As far as Walsh and his party are concerned, Central Mass is still up for grabs.
“The most important way to win votes in an area is to take it seriously,” Walsh said.
“I know Elizabeth Warren has been spending a lot of time out there,” he said. “The focus is going to be strong.”
That strong focus on the region means not taking votes in Central Mass for granted or waiting
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