Sen. John Kerry, speaking in Somerville Monday morning, said control of the Senate, and as a result, control of the national agenda, is at stake in the race between Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren.
Kerry, speaking at Davis Square's NGP VAN, a tech firm that works on Democratic campaigns, went out of his way to say nothing bad about Brown, his senatorial colleague.
He did say that Brown, if reelected, could be the deciding vote to hand control of the Senate to Republicans, which would have consequences for the country.
Kerry referred to environmental policy, foreign policy and Supreme Court nominations as areas where the Republican party differs from the will of Massachusetts voters.
A Senate controlled by Republican Mitch McConnell as opposed to Democrat Harry Reid would be bad for Massachusetts voters, Kerry said.
Somerville Patch will provide video of Kerry's talk in Somerville shortly.