January 18th, 2010
02:29 PM ET
5 years ago

Brown expects to head to DC quickly if he wins

(CNN) - Insurgent Massachussetts Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown told CNN he expects to be installed quickly as Massachusetts' next senator should he win the state's special election Tuesday.

Asked about the state of the race, Brown said he's still campaigning as if he's running "down 30 points."

But sounding confident, the GOP state senator says he's made plans to travel to Washington Friday if he's victorious.

Brown warned any plan to quickly pass health care reform before the results are certified in Massachusetts would send the wrong message to Americans.

He made the remarks as he was greeting voters outside Boston's TD Banknorth Garden before Monday's Boston Bruins game.


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Don't worry Brown, you aren't going anywhere!

    January 18, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Average Democrat

    EVERYONE, STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We democrats need to come together as one and vote for Coakley even though she is poorly qualified. We did it before for Obama and we can do it again for Marsha... I mean Sarah... I mean what ever her name is (Coakley). You know who I mean.

    January 18, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Ken

    ..I rather them go ahead and push it through before he got there. It would be the last time we can get anything done for the county. It's funny how Republicans is all for majority rules (Prop 8) except when they are the minority

    January 18, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. maryland

    Scott Brown understands that goverment is, "of the people, by the people and for the people."

    January 18, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Dan Holiday

    Good. Maybe he can get there in time to stop this unconstitutional Healthcare Bill proposed by the radical leftist regime. Americans are getting tired of this current regime and its anti-American agenda. We want freedom to choose what is best for ourselves. We want to be able to choose how our money is spent. We want FREEDOM! Go Mr. Brown. I hope you win.

    January 18, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. voter

    it would also be the wrong message to fly into dc and take a seat on an election that will not be certified at that time. isn't it a bit presumptious that he has won the election? don't count your chickens before they hatch.

    January 18, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. the truth

    According to a pundit on another network, Brown once posed nude for a porn magazine. It is unbelieable that the democrats did not use this against this man. Aside from that he is an advocate for the tea party. We do not need a fellow with such characteristics representing this country. If this man is elected, this will not say much for the people of Massachusettes, especially since he will be replacicng Ted Kennedy. Ted may have represented many things; however, I can not imagine Ted posing nude for a magazine, or supporting such a hatefilled group as the people of the Tea Party.

    January 18, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. FM

    He can head to DC now and wait for the results there, if he is on such a hurry. This is ridiculous!

    January 18, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    The quicker we can bring about an end to the tyranny and thug conditions that exist in the White House and Congress the better we will be. Maybe we can teach Schumer how to smile when he says 'teabagger." Ten more months and we will have shrugged the yoke of opression that was placed on the American spirit and in November 2012, we can get rid of this lying fraud that George Soros and the unions installed as president.

    January 18, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    Just go ahead and pass the healthcare without Brown.

    THE ELEPHANTS GAVE W A BLANK CHECK FOR 8 YEARS AND THEY QUICKLY PUSH EVERYTHING DOWN OUR THROATS.

    SO THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE..... THEY DID IT WITHOUT DEMOCRATIC HELP.. SO NOW WHY AE THEY ASKING FOR THE DONKEYS TO WAIT?

    THAT I DONT UNDERSTAND!! DONKEYS, IF YOU HAVE BRAINS, JUST DO IT!!! NO MERCY...

    January 18, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. Kevin in Ohio

    Why not? That idiot from Illinois did it, so there is precedent.

    January 18, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    GO DONKEYS GO~~~

    GO DONKEYS GO!!! PUSH THAT HEALTHCARE THROUGH DOWN THEIR THROATS THE WAY THEY PUSH 5 TRILLION DOLLARS DOWN US, THE TAXPAYERS'S THROATS!!!

    YOU'LL LOOK GREAT! FIVE YEARS FROM NOW!!

    January 18, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    Quick donkeys!!! RUN for your LIFE!!!! SHOVE THAT HEALTHCARE BILL DOWN THE ELEPHANTS' THROATS THE WAY THEY SHOVED 5 TRILLION DOLLARS DOWN YOUR THROATS, WITHOUT YOUR APPROVALS.....

    GO DONKEYS GO!!

    January 18, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Andi

    Maybe he should expect the 'Al Franken' treatment, instead?

    January 18, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. Bubble of Sanity

    "Insurgent?" "Insurgent?" Are you kidding me? You mean like the Taliban? You mean terrorist? Or maybe it's just some graveyard shift writer who mistook it for "surging."

    Do I detect a little bias/frustration here?

    Your first word taints the whole article.

    January 18, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. stevegee

    Go Scott go!

    Massachusetts and America need you to help stem the liberal tide toward Socialism.

    We don't want the "change" that Obama, Reid and Pelosi are trying to shove down our throats - i.e. socialized medicine, high taxes, obscene deficits, government intrusion into every aspect of our lives.

    We want freedom and liberty. We want Scott Brown!

    January 18, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Jill-IN

    Just what we need – one more silk stocking, pin striped suit, pledging care and concern to big banks and insurance companies. What a phony.

    January 18, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. ken from mo

    Get ready for gridlock this guy will march to the beat of rush limbaugh
    and sara palin and as far as being independent let him tell leader boehner that .

    January 18, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    tHREE WORDS: FIRE TIM KAINE...

    January 18, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. Mike in MN

    If Brown wins it will send a message that no Dem seat in the House or Senate is safe in 2010. There is no state more blue then Mass. I wonder if Obama and the Democrarts will start listening to the people if Brown wins? They have not so far. The list of issues is huge that shows that a majority of voters do not agree with what Obama and the Dems are doing. Even the Tea Party movement polls as being more popular the the Democrat party. But the Dems make fun of and insult the Tea Party movement. Maybe if Brown wins they will start to listen. Maybe not. Their track record so far has been to insult and degrade those who disagree with them, that would be a majority of voters. Pretty hard to win elections when you insult over 50% of the voters.

    January 18, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  21. Beverly in NC

    It's really sad that Republicans are so anti-American they will only take action if it is to DENY Americans what they desperately need most.
    Brown is a TEA BAGGER which means is just another lunatic racist herd follower who will vote AGAINST the American People and the recovery of our nation his entire term.
    America needs LESS Republicans in Congress so we can move America forward not backwards. We also need INTELLIGENT people who plan to actually uphold their oath of office to serve the PEOPLE and not be servants to rich white people and large corporations, banks, and the insurance industry who abuses us every single day.

    Didn't Republicans destroy America enough the last 8 years? Why on earth would ANYONE vote for a Republican when they have done NOTHING this entire year to help America. Everything has been lies, hate speech, fear-mongering, and supporting racist groups who have even threatened the life of President Obama.

    Republicans are more dangerous to this country than other outside force. They are domestic terrorists whose sole goal is continue to destroy America for their own benefit and to play political games with our lives. Aren't you sick enough now of their constant negativism and lies???? They have no integrity, no character, no love for America, and cannot be trusted. There is nothing too low for them to stoop to doing. We got rid of these evil Republicans in 2008 for a reason- and nothing about them has changed since then. They have NO solutions, NO ideas, and not even a leader.

    Brown is a BIRTHER and even said in the past couple of days that President Obama was born "out of wedlock" which is a complete and disgusting lie. Do we really want another jerk like this in our Congress?

    Vote Coakley and let's get America on a positive path with leaders we can trust not to betray us.

    January 18, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. historian

    If Brown wins, the nasty five will take over Washington DC. While the Democrats handle two wars, a bad economy, healthcare and a Haiti tragedy, what are the Republicans doing? Probably laying plans to devastate Obama's agenda and throw a party. I truly believe we will see a strong third party before the next presidential election.

    January 18, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  23. Donn

    Dear Jim,

    "Insurgent" Senate candidate – where's your journalistic integrity? Oh, that's right, you and the rest of CNN is for anyone Democrat. The only insurgency took place in the 2008 elections. A group of Blame America first politicians out to destroy capitalism invaded Washington DC.

    Donn

    January 18, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    With a compliant (mainstream) media, Brown voters must do their own policing by exposing and documenting the Chicago machine in full action when busloads of ACORN and SEIU employees will attempt to rig the election. Please bring your video cameras, digital cameras and cell phone cameras to capture corrupt and fraudulent voting. Broadly disseminate any shady incidents via all news outlets and YouTube. Don't think they won't try. This is an "all-hands on deck" call for ethics enforcement. The day has long past since we can count on ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN to expose political lies and corruption, but YOU can make a difference......................

    January 18, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  25. Right Leaning Independent

    Unfortunately, they are not going to seat Brown fast but the upside is that this is going to be one more nail in the coffin for Dems in November!! We are witnessing the rise of conservatism once again! It is time to take back our country from the liberals that are creating a society looking for a handout!!!

    January 18, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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