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Brown-Warren Senate Race Close As Polls Open

The hard fought closely watched race for US Senate in Massachusetts has come down to the wire.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

With President Obama expected to win Massachusetts by double digits, the outcome of the US Senate race will hinge on which candidate picks off the most Obama voters, in the opinion of Tim Vercellotti, director of polling at Western New England University.  A survey four weeks ago found 18 percent of Obama voters going for Scott Brown, but that’s fallen now to ten percent.

The last Western New England University poll had Warren leading Brown by 4 points.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.