Elizabeth Warren lands party endorsement with record 95% support at MA Dem Convention


Wow, excellent enthusiasm. Hope it sticks around for another 5 months.

SPRINGFIELD- To resounding cheers and applause, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren walked away from the state party's convention in Springfield as the official Democratic candidate to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in November.

"We've been endorsing candidates this way for 30 years and we've never had a candidate get 86 percent of the delegates votes," said party Chair John Walsh, referencing the minimum 15 percent support threshold Marisa DeFranco needed to appear on the party's primary ballot.

With Warren shattering the record and preventing DeFranco from getting the votes she needed, the immigration attorney's candidacy now effectively ends as Warren can focus solely on Brown.

Warren, who was the party favorite to take on Brown since she entered the race in late 2011, took on the Republican incumbent in her speech to the delegates and in her speech accepting the party's official endorsement.