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Warren, Brown Woo Women Voters In Senate Race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, left, applauds as U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., gestures during a campaign event at University of Massachusetts-Boston, Friday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, left, applauds as U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., gestures during a campaign event at University of Massachusetts-Boston, Friday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown are again appealing to all-important women voters with Election Day rapidly approaching.

Warren was joined on the campaign trail Friday by the Senate’s longest serving woman, Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski.

The two attended a rally at the University of Massachusetts-Boston with students and supporters before heading to Worcester to visit the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.

“You’ve heard [Indiana Senate candidate Richard] Mourdock. You’ve heard [Missouri Senate candidate Todd] Akin,” Mikulski said in Boston. “You’ve heard the pomp and circumstance where they don’t understand our biology. They don’t understand our circumstances.”

Brown met with lawyer and victim advocate Wendy Murphy at his campaign headquarters and spoke about his support for the renewal of the federal Violence Against Women Act.

“I refuse to accept a watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act in Massachusetts and I am not going to sell Massachusetts’ citizens short on this very important issue,” Brown said.

Brown also faulted Warren for not being a more vocal supporter of women who allege sexual harassment at Harvard Law School, where Warren teaches.

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick was also hitting the campaign trail to support Warren.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

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