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Tom Conroy, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, meets Westborough voters

Tom Conroy, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is in the midst of a walking tour of the state as a way to meet with voters to discuss their concerns. As such, he was in Westborough earlier today where he stopped in at the South Street Diner where he met with a number of patrons eager to share their thoughts.

Conroy, who is currently a Massachusetts State Representative from Wayland, hopes to be the Democratic candidate in next year's race for the Senate against likely opponent and present seat holder, Republican Scott Brown.

As he travels the state, he said the most surprising thing he is hearing from those he meets is “Washington is not paying enough attention to job creation. It doesn's seem to be a priority.”

Many of the towns in Western Massachusetts, particularly the former industrial towns such as Chicopee and Holyoke, are particularly being hard hit by the slow economy, he said.

“In many cases the unemployment rate is higher than the state average. People are just barely getting by or cobbling together an existence. And in some cases, they have given up looking for work,” he said. “People feel anxious about their future.”

Conroy will also be participating in a meeting of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee on August 16 at Tatnuck Booksellers, located at the Westborough Shopping Center, Lyman Street and Route 9. To view his blog about his walk, visit www.tomconroy.org.

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