Warren trounces rival, girds for nasty campaign

At state party convention, DeFranco can’t garner enough votes for primary

SPRINGFIELD - Elizabeth Warren, vowing Saturday not to “fold up the first time I got punched,’’ reinvigorated her Senate campaign with a crushing blow to her last remaining primary opponent, clearing the way for a direct challenge to US Senator Scott Brown.

Warren, drawing on her strong support from Democratic activists, used her organizational muscle to take 95.77 percent of the delegate vote.

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