Warren, Brown receive endorsements

Posted: 10/05/12 at 1:45 pm EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, both received endorsements Friday and sounded off on the new jobs report released by the Labor Department.

Warren was joined by Mayor Menino at an assisted living facility in Charlestown as she received an endorsement from Caroline Kennedy.

“To be able to stand there with the mayor and with Caroline Kennedy is a very tangible reminder of what it means to stand with people who have been out there fighting for working families,” said senatorial candidate, Elizabeth Warren.”

“I think we need someone who is worthy of that privilege and who will work their heart out and fight for Massachusetts just like Teddy did,” said Caroline Kennedy.

The Kennedy dynasty and Sen. Ted Kennedy’s legacy were popular topics with Charlestown seniors Friday. Warren also talked about taxes and the latest jobs numbers. The Labor Department announced the September jobless rate was 7.8 percent; a three and a half year low.

“I’d be more encouraged if the Republicans would work with the Democrats to try to put more people back to work and get this economy restarted, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction,” said Warren.

Sen. Scott Brown also talked about jobs as he picked up the endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

“The question in this senate election is not what’s the unemployment rate nationally today, it’s which set of policies is likely to make it better,” said former Gov. Weld.

Both candidates slammed each other. Warren said Sen. Brown’s votes contradict his words, while Brown said Warren’s policies are the last thing Massachusetts needs.

But with just a month to go, both candidates say the choice is clear.

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