The sinking Scott Brown for Senate in New Hampshire campaign suffered another blow when they sent out a press release attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for not appearing with Obama in her backyard. The problem is that Obama was in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.
The Washington Post reported:
Scott Brown’s New Hampshire Senate campaign sent a news release Wednesday questioning why Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) wasn’t appearing with President Obama while he was “in town.”
But Obama was in Worcester, Mass., about 50 miles from the New Hampshire border. The president will then be raising money in Boston for Senate Democrats.
When asked about this gaffe, the Brown campaign responded with one of the worst excuses ever. They claimed that by in town they meant in New England, even though New England is a region, not a town. The truth is that the Brown people don’t know what state they are running. Scott Brown lives in Massachusetts. He was a senator from Massachusetts. It makes sense that his campaign would still be thinking Massachusetts.
The reality is that Brown is trailing Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. His campaign has been mired in scandal thanks to Brown’s acceptance of $1.3 million in stock from a very shady Florida company. Having Brown hop across the border and run in New Hampshire seemed like a desperate move by the Republican Party to begin with, and Brown has not done anything to make it look any better since.
Brown’s 2010 special election Senate win Massachusetts is looking more and more like a fluke. Scott Brown was supposed to give Republicans a good chance to flip a Senate seat. Instead, it looks like the only thing that may by flipping will be Brown’s legal residency as heads back home after another potential Senate election defeat.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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