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Elizabeth Warren Speaking at Truman Rally in West Roxbury Monday Night

Republican US Sen. Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the rejuvenated Election Eve tradition.

 

Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will be at the revitalized Truman Rally in West Roxbury on the eve of Election Day. 

Her opponent, Republican US Senator Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the nonpartisan political rally starting at 7 p.m.  But organizers are hopeful he will confirm his participating in the nonpartisan rally.

The Truman Rally was rebooted last year, after being on hiatus for several years from the Parkway political scene. From 1981 until 2006 the Truman Rally was a well-loved neighborhood tradition.  he event was considered, and now looks to be once again - a vital stop on the campaign trail for candidates due to the hundreds of supporters, spectators, and would-be voters. Any candidate on the ballot, no matter what political party or no party, is invited to give - essentially a stump speech. 

Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-9th, is also scheduled to speak, who is opposed by Republican candidate Joe Selvaggi, who has not confirmed his attendance. 

Both candidates for the Governor's Council District 2 race are also scheduled to speak: 

Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley and state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, led the resurrection with the Truman Society to restart the rally last year. Both the Democratic and Republican Ward 20 committees have also worked on the rally together.

This year's rally is taking place in the Hastings Street municipal lot at the corner of Hastings and Centre streets from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday night.

Along with Warren, O'Malley and the unopposed Coppinger will also speak: Republican Earl Sholley, and Democrat Robert Jubinville.

The following candidates are all confirmed speakers for the Harry S. Truman Rally: Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for US Senate; Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-9th; State Treasurer Steven Grossman; State Auditor Suzanne Bump; State Sen. Mike Rush, D-Norfolk/Suffolk; Michael Donovan, Clerk of Courts, Civil; Maura Hennigan, Clerk of Courts, Criminal; Earl Sholley, Republican candidate for Governor’s Council; Robert Jubinville, Democratic candidate for Governor’s Council; and Mickey Roache, Register of Deeds.

Neil November 02, 2012 at 05:59 PM
This is great news. I haven't met Elizabeth Warren in person yet. Still, she won my vote. I believe she will put families at the top of her list of priorities in Washington, ahead of other interests that have plenty of money to pay for lobbyists, like oil companies and Wall St banks. And I think she'll be independent. If Scott Brown declines to participate I'll be disappointed. I was disappointed when he decided to cancel the final debate. His explanation kinda sucked too, he said that they had already had three. What he failed to acknowledge is that the debate is for the people, not just the candidates. To this day, his shortcomings have come when he's failed to live up to his own standard: the people's seat.
Matt November 02, 2012 at 06:50 PM
"she'll be independent." Put down the joint, if you think she isn't going to play party politics your mad!
Neil November 02, 2012 at 08:52 PM
When Joe Biden helped get a bankruptcy bill through Congress that Warren knew to be bad for families, she criticized his support for it. As chair of TARP oversight, she held Timothy Geithner feet to the fire questioning him about how taxpayer funds were being disbursed to banks. Afterward, when she was working on setting up CFPB, she worked with him side-by-side. Warren is a former Republican who wants to represent the interests of middle class families in Washington. Her politics are more Democratic than Republican but I think she will stick to her personal compass, more than partisan ideology. That's just me. I hope she wins.
WesternCiv November 05, 2012 at 02:02 AM
In addition to Grossman and Bump, I understand that John Kerry and Martha Coakley have also accepted invitations to speak. None of these four is running this year. Why is the speaking schedule being stacked with so many Democratic non-candidates? Unlike past years, it looks like this year's event is being turned into a partisan Democratic rally. One could hardly blame Scott Brown if he decides to avoid walking into an apparent ambush.
Stephen Smith November 05, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I'd like to respond to WesternCiv, this rally was put together with the cooperation of the Ward 20 Democratic & Republican Committees. All the candidates who are on the ballot in Boston's Ward 20 have been invited whether they be Republican or Democrat. As for Grossman & Bump they are statewide constitutional office holders. When this was being put together both the Ward 20 Democratic & Republican members putting this together thoughr the state wide office holders should be invited. Scott Brown has been to West Roxbury a number of times and gotten a good response so to descibe the rally as an ambush couldn't be further off base
WesternCiv November 05, 2012 at 03:16 PM
What possible reason could so many Democratic NON-candidates be invited to speak but to cheerlead for Warren and overwhelm Brown? Yes, Scott Brown is well liked in West Rox, but this will be an especially Dem partisan crowd. And Republicans on the planning committee didn't really agree to invite so many Dem NON-candidates so much as some Dem members announced this was going to happen.
Steve Hurl November 05, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I very much agree with Neil's post above (11-2), although I have briefly met Elizabeth Warren, and found her to be heartfelt and courageous. The democratic party campaign handlers have had to teach her to be somewhat slicker in presentation, but behind the simplified campaign rhetoric is a very intelligent, aware person who really wants to work on the legislative issues facing our nation. She has ideas that will help prevent financial debacles such as we faced in 2008. OK, she doesn't drive a truck, or shoot deer, or chew tobacco, but she can draft, critique and support helpful legislation, and THAT it what we elect our senators to do. PLEASE consider voting for Elizabeth Warren!
David Ertischek (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Attorney General Martha Coakley will not be attending the event, according to one of her spokespersons.
Stephen Smith November 05, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Western Civ why don't you say who you are because I attended the meetings in regards to the Truman Rally and the question if the state wide office holders should be invited was asked and no one raised any objections to it. Clearly you've never attended a Truman Rally or you'd know that the people who attend it are respectful of all the candidates regardless of political party. Overwhelm Brown are you serious, Brown won West Roxbury when he won his Senate seat & no doubt will do well again, I think he can more than stand on his own

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