GOP Senate candidate Dan Winslow spent some time on Scott Brown’s campaign payroll, as you may recall. And now it appears that some of Brown’s penchant for saying silly things in public may have rubbed off. ThinkProgress caught Winslow in an amusing little gaffe where his claim to be a regular Joe didn’t hold up very well at all.
Winslow, the winner, slipped out of the Danversport Yacht Club before the votes were tallied, to spend the afternoon campaigning on the North Shore. But before he left, he said he thought the event sent the wrong message.
Winslow was absolutely desperate to dispel any impression that he and yacht clubs have ever had anything to do with each other.
“They gave us three minutes to speak today; three minutes is longer than I ever wanted to spend in a yacht club,” Winslow said. “I am not a tea and crumpets Republican. I am here because there are activists here. I am running a grassroots campaign.”
See? Dan’s a regular guy, just like you – he hates yachts, yacht clubs, and anything yacht-related.