Aside from the election for president, in my humble opinion the Massachusetts Senate race is by far the most important election in the nation, and may well be the most important Senate election in a generation. If Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenFortune 500 CEOs: The professional athletes of corporate America The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — The art of walking away from the deal Rising star Abrams advances in Georgia governor race MORE is elected on Tuesday our national politics and the interests of voters in Massachusetts will be lifted by the most powerful, authentic and courageous voice for fairness and integrity that Washington has witnessed in many years. If Elizabeth Warren is defeated by an opponent who has attacked her heritage and even her intellect with ads paid for by bailed-out bankers abusing millions of people on their credit cards and mortgages and bank fees, it would be an epic disaster for women, workers, consumers, seniors and the poor.

Scott Brown is not a bad man, but he is an owned man. He is owned by the Republican Party, including radical-right senators who would become chairmen of powerful committees if Brown and enough Republicans are elected for the party to control the Senate, and he is owned by the most corrupt speculators, operators, hustlers and bankers who support Brown because they hate and loathe and despise the fact that Warren would fight for you — and me — against them.

Not all bankers and financiers are corrupt, some are better than others, but some embody the worst of America and those who are the worst fear and hate Elizabeth Warren and fund and back Scott Brown.

One can tell much about character in the heat of a close campaign. Brown, who knows better, in desperation, has resorted to dishonest and despicable personal attacks against Warren. By contrast, Warren has conducted herself with dignity and honor — and the harder the campaign has become, the more dignity and honor she has shown.

Warren fights for women, workers, consumers, veterans, military families, seniors and young people, and it is no exaggeration to say she fights for truth, justice and the truly American way — with a fierce courage and a fierce integrity and an uncompromising honor and passion for people that is rare and precious in a political system so surrounded by dirty money and political hacks.

Elizabeth Warren makes me proud to be an American.

Elizabeth Warren makes me proud to be a Democrat.

Elizabeth Warren makes me prouder than any candidate I have backed since this once-young man supported a gentleman named Robert Francis Kennedy.

I have seen many senators come and go and I have no doubt that, if elected, Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate because she speaks for the best in you — and me — and Massachusetts — and America.