State rep. Brian Ashe, challenger Allison Werder in Longmeadow ahead of election day

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State Representative Brian Ashe, a Democrat seeking his sixth term in the state house, and his Republican challenger Allison Werder were on the campaign trail on this final weekend before the November 6th election.

Ashe, who has represented the 2nd Hampden District for 10 years, attended Longmeadow’s annual Veteran’s Day 5K run and walk, Saturday morning.

“This to me is more than politics. I come out here to support our veterans regardless, said Ashe, “I can get back to campaigning after this.”

Meanwhile, Werder, the former president of,  invited supporters to tour the historic Brewer-Young Mansion in Longmeadow.

In early October, Werder picked up support from Governor Charlie Baker, who came to Longmeadow to campaign for her on this Saturday. 

“It’s a great boost. I’m very proud to have earned his endorsement. Obviously, I want to be able to get out to Boston and work with him,” said Werder.

Ashe and Werder, both of Longmeadow, told 22News, voters will be seeing much more of both candidates over the next few days.

“We’ve been on the phone for weeks; calling our voters, knocking on doors, doing stand outs,” said Ashe. “You’ll probably see us around quite a bit, but it’s to remind people to vote, to exercise their right to vote.”

Werder added, “It’s really all about momentum, and I’ve been really busy knocking on doors, meeting voters and this is kind of the culmination. We brought a lot of neighbors, community leaders here to meet with the governor to talk about getting some things done.”

The 2nd Hampden district includes the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow and Monson.

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