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Sen. John Kerry campaigns in Springfield for Elizabeth Warren

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Before heading out for their final day of campaigning several local Elizabeth Warren supporters and volunteers began their morning listening to some last minute words of motivation from Sen. John Kerry.

"We're counting on you," said Kerry. "You're the foot soldiers, you're the people that are going to knock on the doors that are going to make the calls. You're going to bring the voters out and we are going to have a victory for America tomorrow."

The senator who hasn't publicly appeared in the area since around the time of the June tornado, spoke to Western Mass volunteers Monday of the importance of Warren winning the Massachusetts senate seat.

"It matters to have Harry Reid as the majority leader of the U.S. senate," said Kerry. "I want to be chairman of the committee and if the Republicans win, we lose an awful lot of leverage for our state."

And for many his appearance was a boost in momentum with less than 24 hours to go until the polls open.

"It is extremely motivating," said Warren volunteer Marjorie Pessolano. "Sen. Kerry is a senator that has worked for me for a long time for all of us."

In the coming hours Warren volunteers say they have plenty of more ground to cover.

"We are working, we are canvassing, we are going door to door making people aware of the importance of this election," said Warren volunteer Chuck Battle.

"I have been working because I want a senator who is going to represent my interests in a substantial way not with lip service, with votes," said Pessolano.

Meanwhile, over at Sen. Scott Brown's East Longmeadow headquarters his supporters are also hard at work.

"We feel really good going door to door in the neighborhoods and making all the phone calls. Se are getting really enthusiastic positive responses," said Brown volunteer, Alex Sanchez.

Volunteers like Sanchez say they're going to give it everything they have to work to elect the candidate they believe will best represent the state.

"We need more men in the middle," said Sanchez. "Moderates like Sen. Brown to cross the aisle and keep a dialogue open."

The latest poll from Western New England University and our media partners Masslive and the Republican place Warren in the lead by four points.

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

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