Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) came out in opposition to Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks on the “47 percent.”
Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements.
“That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs,” he said in an email to The Hill.
From the start, Romney backed Brown to be the successor to the late Edward M. Kennedy, the legendary Democrat who held the Senate seat for nearly half a century. Romney helped the Brown campaign raise money, including more than $1 million in a single day by e-mailing his own supporters nationwide.
And many of the same faces that accompanied Romney on the presidential campaign trail jumped on board the Brown bandwagon, including Romney’s campaign manager, Beth Myers, and spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, as well as others from Romney’s days as Massachusetts governor.
“Mitt Romney’s early support was crucial. He was there with fundraising help and advice when no one else was willing to give Scott Brown a second look,” Fehrnstrom told the Deseret News.
Romney’s “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $9,000, Fehrnstrom said. Romney also hosted two fundraisers in October, mailed his national donor list on Brown’s behalf and “loaned his entire political team to the short-duration campaign.”
It apparently made the difference. Fehrnstrom said, “On Dec. 29, Mitt sent a fundraising e-mail whose subject line was, ‘Something’s brewing in Massachusetts.’ He was right!”
I don’t believe in “loyalty too a fault.” But, you gotta wonder, if and when Scott Brown losses; will Romney be around in the near future to help pick Brown up? I’ve been hearing rumors of Brown moving at the governorship in 2016, if and when Scott Brown losses this bid. What? Is Mitt gonna forget this treachery? Don’t elephants have long memories?