Republican Sen. Scott Brown’s in a tight race to hold onto his senate seat in Massachusetts, and he’s doing just about anything to try to prove his partisan independence to voters. One of Brown’s latest ads features a cameo by President Obama. In his 2010 race, Brown campaigned as the 41st vote against Obamacare, but now he wants everyone in Massachusetts to think he and the president are on the same team!
It’s interesting that Brown didn’t want to use this picture in a campaign ad. Not only are Brown and Mitt Romney both Massachusetts politicians, they also share a number of key advisers.
He’s also not publicizing pictures with obstructionist Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Massachusetts voters might not be fans of the man who once said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
The latest poll numbers aren’t looking good for Sen. Brown, with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren ahead by 7 points. So it seems like Brown would rather remind voters that he’s sat with the president in the Oval office, than remind them he voted against the health care law, co-sponsored the Blunt amendment and voted against equal pay.
Maybe Brown’s better off keeping his pick-up truck, as his favorite co-star.