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Sen. Brown's wife in Springfield five days before debate

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Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, will face off in Symphony Hall next Wednesday for their third debate.

Friday, the senator's wife was in Springfield campaigning for her husband.

Voters told CBS 3 that they do not care for the mud-slinging and partisanship talk.

They just want to know who's going to get the job done.

"Scott is very much looking forward to the debate here in Springfield," said Gail Huff, wife of Sen. Brown. "He recognizes how important this part of the state is."

That was a message that rang true with voters in western Mass, especially as Huff campaigned inside the Student Prince restaurant with former Springfield mayor Charlie Ryan.

"It is always nice to see people recognize this part of the state," said John McGahan, a Wilbraham resident.  "I think it has been more so in the last few years.  I have lived here for over 30 years and a lot of times western Mass gets forgotten."

Both Brown and Warren have spent time in western Mass leading up to Wednesday night's debate. For Huff, she likes campaigning to show another side of her husband.

"I try to talk less about Scott's policies in politics and talk more about Scott the man, the husband and father," Huff stated.  "I really do feel that the character of a person is seen in their family. I feel I can shed light on a part of Scott that people do not know about."

Western Mass voters are looking forward to next week's debate, as they hope to catch a glimpse of something that might not come across on television.

"Sometimes I think people can be one way in your face," said Bob Morris, a West Springfield resident.  "They can smile and be nice and if you see them on television, they change completely."

Huff said her family does not pay attention to recent polls that show Warren with a slight lead.

She said her husband was down 15 points in one poll a week before he won the election in 2010.

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