Instead of character attacks of the Brown campaign, Elizabeth Warren released a great ad highlighting the scheduled rate increase of Stafford student loans. As noted in the original post, Warren also placed a petition to call on congress to not double the rate.
In Brown’s defense, alert commenter bradm noted the amount of money that is dedicated for Pell Grants when arguing against the Warren ad. While Scott Brown later decided to get on board with Elizabeth Warren on Stafford Loans (I wonder if he signed her petition). Scott Brown’s quote from the hard hitting Jon Keller piece about what kind of hamburgers Brown likes:
“Yeah, I’m for (the new bill). It’s something we’ve been working on for awhile,” said Sen. Brown.
Well it has been something that Brown has been working on for a while, March 2011, Scott Brown voted for Republican budget bill H. R. 1 which would have slashed Pell Grant funding by 5.7 Billion, that’s billion with a “B” folks, or nearly 25 percent of Pell Grant funding.
Candidate Scott Brown has a problem on his hands, he can’t pretend to champion helping students with secondary education while Senator Scott Brown votes to gut programs.