There are 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, but Lowell has become ground zero in the campaign between Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. It is as if the race to become one of the state’s two US senators will be decided by who is more popular at the Owl Diner, or who can tell the best story about Tarsy Poulios’s time on the City Council. “Lowell is very political,” said local philanthropist Nancy Donahue.
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