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  • Scott Brown Leading in Early Polling

    03/15/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Republican Scott Brown shocked the political world early last year with his victory over Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley. Brown is still well-regarded in the heavily blue state but his re-election prospects appeared to be in some doubt. Brown is still one of the only major Republican officials in the state. Now it appears that Brown's chances of a full term are increasing. The Democratic Party appears to have no first-line candidates to challenge him, and he carries the power of incumbency. Not only that, but most voters appear to have accepted a Republican Senator from Massachusetts. A poll was...
  • Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Reagan Democrats’ helped me win seat. (Good luck without Tea Party support)

    02/27/2011 6:35:53 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2011 | AP
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is crediting so-called "Reagan Democrats" for helping him win the seat once held by Democratic stalwart Edward Kennedy The Republican made the comments Friday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. Brown said Reagan Democrats, who crossed party lines twice to elect the former Republican president, also turned out to back his candidacy. He said Reagan Democrats are still a force in Massachusetts and without their support he would not have been elected senator.
  • Sen. Scott Brown: I’ll back Mitt Romney for president in 2012

    02/23/2011 5:24:46 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 57 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | February 23, 2011 | Associated Press
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he has no plans to run for president next year, but will support Mitt Romney if the former Republican Massachusetts governor jumps in the race.
  • Sen. Brown defends call not to seek abuse charges

    02/22/2011 5:06:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | STEVE LeBLANC
    BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown defended his decision not to pursue a criminal investigation against the camp counselor he said molested him when he was a child, saying Tuesday that he's not looking to settle old scores. Brown details the encounter in his autobiography "Against All Odds," which tells the story of the Republican's troubled childhood and his election to the Senate seat held for decades by the late Democrat Edward Kennedy.
  • Sen. Scott Brown says, 'I'm not a Tea Party member,' welcomes GOP primary

    02/22/2011 12:34:41 PM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-22-11 | Michael O'Brien
    "You're talking about being an ideologue? If you're looking for one, I'm not it," said Sen. Scott Brown. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he doesn't consider himself a member of the Tea Party movement and would welcome any primary challenger. Brown, the Republican senator from deep-blue Massachusetts whose win in a special election last year in part catalyzed the Tea Party movement, said he considers himself just a Republican, though one with sympathies toward some Tea Party issues. "Hey, nothing wrong with a primary. I welcome all challengers," Brown said Tuesday morning on MSNBC. He said Monday evening that he...
  • Seeing red, PAC is down on Scott Brown

    01/31/2011 6:22:45 AM PST · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/31/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The National Republican Trust spent nearly $100,000 last year to help Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, but now the conservative political group wishes it had that money back to help kick Mr. Brown out of office.
  • Scott Brown Is An Idiot

    01/18/2011 3:01:13 PM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 31 replies · 1+ views
    1/18/2011 | Repulican Donkey
    Washington is replete with idiots, but Senate Republicans seem to have the highest incidence of political idiocy in the entire capital.
  • (RINO-MA) Brown willing to compromise: Former backers not happy with senator's voting record

    01/16/2011 5:51:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 1/16/11 | Glen Johnson
    Scott Brown ran for the Senate vowing to rein in government spending and cut the federal budget deficit. A year later, he is open to increasing the national debt limit so the government can both spend and borrow more. The clash between his campaign rhetoric and voting record underscores the theme of the Republican's first year replacing a liberal icon, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. To the frequent surprise of Democrats, and often the chagrin of conservatives and tea party activists, Mr. Brown has largely kept his pledge to be a bipartisan legislator. He has voted bills up or...
  • Brown draws ire on the right (No Money To The GOP Until The RINOs Are Gone!)

    12/26/2010 7:19:47 AM PST · by tobyhill · 101 replies · 3+ views
    boston globe ^ | 12/23/2010 | By Matt Viser
    Senator Scott Brown’s decision to buck his party leadership in recent days on the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ military policy and on a nuclear arms treaty has set off a new wave of anger among some of the activists who helped elect him — and renewed talk among conservatives that he might face a primary challenge. Some Tea Party movement leaders who dislike Brown’s votes acknowledge that the Massachusetts Republican has demonstrated his independent and pragmatic streak, and by doing so may strengthen his chances at reelection in 2012. No primary challenger has emerged, and it is unclear whether a...
  • (RINO) Brown joins Kerry to back treaty

    12/21/2010 4:59:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    boston globe ^ | 12/21/2010 | By Mark Arsenault and Matt Viser
    Senator John F. Kerry, laboring to achieve a foreign policy victory that would be a highlight of his career, gained crucial support yesterday for a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia from his Republican counterpart, Senator Scott Brown. Brown’s backing gave Kerry additional momentum heading into a possible vote today. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry is President Obama’s man in charge of trying to lock down the two-thirds support of the Senate — 67 votes if every member shows up — required to ratify the New START pact. Kerry and other senators have predicted passage but...
  • Scott Brown responds to Palin’s criticism: Hey, I’m a Massachusetts Republican

    08/30/2010 1:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2010 | Allahpundit
    So he is, and every last one of us was fully aware of it when Scott Brown fee-vah was raging on the right before the special election. Even the Big Red Wave that’s a-comin’ isn’t enough to paint Massachusetts red, so it’s either Scotty B or Generic Massachusetts Democrat X in Teddy’s old seat. I’ll take Scotty. Sarah Palin, who is pushing tea party candidates further to the right, dissed Brown, saying he was not conservative enough to pass muster in a state such as Alaska.Brown is brushing off the intraparty attacks, making no apologies for the pledge of independence...
  • Scott Brown's Facebook Page

    07/16/2010 11:33:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 17, 2010 | Me
    Someone on FR mentioned last night that Scott Brown was getting a good work over on his Facebook page so I had to go over and take a look. 99% of the posts were fuming and white hot. Then tonight, an ad came up on Facebook that said that many who like the Being Conservative page also like Scott Brown so that reminded me to go over and take a revisit to read some of the latest comments. Lo and behold, the last comment posted was from yesterday at 5:05 p.m. Looks like Mr. People's Seat doesn't want to hear...
  • The New McCain (Scott Brown)

    07/16/2010 11:54:56 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 48 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | July 16, 2010 | Matt York
    When people asked for this newly minted celebrity's autograph, Brown signed his name, followed by the number "41," signifying the critical vote the GOP needed to shoot down the president's signature legislation (healthcare reform). "Sometimes he'll be the 41st vote, other times he'll be the 60th," says Eric Fehrnstrom, a Massachusetts political consultant who has done some work for Brown's reelection in 2012, On Democrats' financial-reform package,Brown surprised even his own party when he decided to vote yes, giving his would-be opponents exactly 60 votes.
  • (Dem.) Scott Brown taking heat for vote on financial reform bill (Democrat in RINO clothing)

    07/16/2010 3:27:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Boston ^ | 7/15/2010 | Joe Battenfeld
    A bill designed to protect America from another financial meltdown is on the verge of becoming law. The senate just passed the Wall Street reform bill, but it wouldn't have happened without the help of three New England republican senators, including Scott Brown. The sweeping new Wall Street reform bill finally passed with Brown's vote, along with two republicans from Maine, providing democrats and President Obama with the crucial 60 votes to block a GOP filibuster
  • Scott Brown Sells Out

    07/15/2010 3:57:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 15, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    On the evening of Scott Brown’s election, I wrote that among the reasons for his victory was resentment of “a host of actions to prop up Wall Street firms at the expense of taxpayers.” Who would have thought that less than six months later Brown would cast the decisive vote in favor of legislation that institutionalizes Wall Street bailouts, and whose sponsors — Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank — played key roles in bringing on the meltdown, not to mention representing everything that is sleazy and corrupt about Washington. If Brown wasn’t running against Barney Frank when he railed against...
  • Scott Brown: ‘the Man with the Truck’ turned into ‘the Man with the Hammer and Sickle’

    07/15/2010 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 33 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 15th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Scott Brown was the Man with the truck during his senatorial campaign. Today he assisted President Obama in the sweeping overhaul of the American financial system. The least we can say he broke his promise for no new taxes that will cripple the economy. The truth is the Gov now will call the shots on Wall Street. Do you think your money is safer now? The Rock Star of the tea party movement is a star no more. He is a poster boy again, but this time it is not for Cosmo, but for the Obama agenda. Remember how the...
  • Mass. Republican Brown becomes a pivotal voice on the Hill (GOP, enjoy the permanent minority)

    07/15/2010 2:55:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/2010 | By Perry Bacon, Jr.
    The surest indication of whether a bill will be pushed through Congress right now is not a speech from President Obama or a declaration by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Instead, it's often a letter from the office of a Massachusetts senator who has served in Washington for less than seven months. When Sen. Scott Brown (R) announced in a written statement Monday he would back a briefly stalled bill to reform the financial regulatory system, two other Republicans quickly joined him. The three helped prevent a Republican filibuster of the legislation on Thursday morning, clearing the way for a...
  • Tea Partiers Target Scott Brown Over Support for Financial Overhaul (RINO in the crosshairs)

    07/13/2010 2:55:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/13/2010 | fox news
    Sen. Scott Brown's last-minute support for President Obama's sweeping financial overhaul legislation has put him in the crosshairs of Tea Party activists who have sharply criticized the bill and could dim his re-election hopes for 2012. Brown announced Monday he would support the regulatory overhaul despite initial misgivings, joining fellow New England Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, a triple play that appears to give Democrats the required 60 votes to overcome procedural hurdles facing the legislation. The Greater Boston Tea Party said it was "greatly disappointed" in Brown's announcement. "After weeks of debate and a thorough investigation of...
  • Scott Brown Blows It!

    05/21/2010 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 38 replies · 1,116+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    It was a mere few months ago that we were rooting the state of Massachusetts on towards electing Scott Brown. We sat on the edge of our seats as the votes came in and we rejoiced for days when we realized that Republican Scott Brown had taken what was known as “Kennedy’s Seat” and made it into the “People’s Seat.” How much can change in such a short time! I’m increasingly unimpressed by this man. He caved, along with three other moderate Republicans (otherwise known as roadkill), and voted for this disasterous financial regulation bill. We are reading that he...
  • Scott Brown Votes with Democrats (Again) on Cloture

    03/09/2010 5:49:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies · 2,100+ views
    abc ^ | 3/9/10 | Z. Byron Wolf r
    ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf reports: Scott Brown is proving to be an elusive vote on matters of cloture. During his month in the senate, Brown is just about evenly split, siding half the time with Democrats and half the time with Republicans. For a man ushered into the Senate as someone Republicans should “exalt in” and signaling the death knell of Democrats’ super-majority, Brown has shown himself to be no fan of Senate Republicans’ slow-everything-to-a-snail’s-pace strategy. In two cases now Brown joined several other Republican moderates to buck his party and help Democrats narrowly defeat filibuster. The most recent occurred...