And she is not happy.
Carol Gorman is seen shaking hands with Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in a new campaign ad aimed at women voters.
But Gorman actually supports his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
“He tried to exploit my presence. He knew what my position was. And yet he chose to put that on TV, to put me on TV as a supporter,” Gorman said.
Gorman has a sign in her yard and even spends her weekends volunteering for the Warren campaign.
She said she believes he hasn’t supported women over the past four years, and she told him so.
Gorman told NBC 10 that Brown didn’t have an immediate reaction.
But then, Gorman said the senator yelled at her to “go vote for Joe Kennedy” as he walked away.
“He barked at me, yelled at me, saying, ‘Go vote for Joe Kennedy!” she said.
I have to imagine that the audio recorded with the original video had to have portrayed some aspect of their actual conversation. It’s pretty dumb to use footage of people without knowing whether or not they are really supporters, lest…say…they go to a local news channel and complain on air. Call this another self-inflicted wound that was absolutely preventable.
You could make the argument that Brown isn’t portraying her as a supporter, just “a women at an event that he talked to.” But that’s a stretch. If I were videotaped at a Brown event and that footage was used in his ad trying (pretty badly) to appease women voters, I’d be pretty skeezed out too, and I certainly wouldn’t keep that to myself.