NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WPRI) - Some big names are hitting the campaign trail in the hotly-contested U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his brother, Ted Kennedy Jr., will stump for Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren in New Bedford as she campaigns for the seat once held by their late father, Sen. Ted Kennedy.
The Republican incumbent, Sen. Scott Brown, is planning a nine-stop bus tour, beginning in Lynn and wrapping up with a rally in his hometown of Wrentham.
A new U-Mass Lowell-Boston Herald poll shows a tight race between Warren and Brown - with the senator ahead by one percentage point among likely voters.
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