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Kerry Healey and husband Sean, get their ballots from Joyce Cressy at the Centerville School in Beverly before voting.
Kerry Healey and husband Sean, get their ballots from Joyce Cressy at the Centerville School in Beverly before voting. (Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene)

Spirits high, Healey casts her vote

A confident Kerry Healey cast her ballot early this morning and walked out of the Centerville Elementary School in Beverly to cheers of sign-holding supporters.

"Let's go Healey! Let's go Healey! Let's go Healey!" the crowd of about 50 chanted.

Healey, dressed in a taupe pinstriped business suit, flashed a wide smile at the crowd.

"I feel great, I feel great," Healey said in a brief interview. "We've been making tons of phone calls, they're breaking my way, the undecided votes, and so, we're in this race, and we're going to see it through to the end."

Healey and her husband, Sean Healey, arrived at the school near her home at 7:30 a.m.

"I've learned that I don't need much sleep, and that I am able to really stand up for the things that I think that are important and that there are a lot of people out there who agree with me," Healey told reporters after she voted.

She defended her campaign and dismissed polls that showed her trailing far behind Democrat Deval Patrick.

"I don't believe that, I know my supporters don't believe that, and that's not what the phone calls are telling us," Healey said. "So we're going to be working throughout the day, I've got all of my volunteers out today and we are going to be making phone calls right up to the bottom of the day."

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