WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown made a campaign stop Tuesday at Uhlman's Ice Cream Stand in Westborough. The first-term senator, greeted by dozens of supporters who crowded the parking lot, shook hands and posed for photos.
Ann Peters of the Westborough Town Republican Committee said she was glad to finally meet Brown. "I've spent a lot of time holding signs for him," she said.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to have him," said Uhlman's owner Richard Smith. "And it doesn't hurt business, especially in this economy."
The economy seemed to be on the senator's mind as well. In speaking with reporters, Brown, R-Mass., said he will continue to work with businesses to improve economic growth in central Massachusetts.
Brown's appearance allowed state representative candidate and fellow Republican Marty Lamb to do some campaigning of his own. Lamb said his campaign was going well but said "Nov. 6 will be the test."
Lamb is running against incumbent Democrat Carolyn Dykema. Brown is challenged by Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
For Uhlman's employee and Westborough resident Meredith Geller, the day was less about politics and more about meeting the senator. "So excited!" she said. "What a great day!"