February 5th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Brown to campaign for McCain

Brown will campaign for McCain next month.
Brown will campaign for McCain next month.

(CNN) - The newest member of the Senate will soon hit the 2010 campaign trail for Arizona Sen. John McCain.

A McCain source confirms Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, will campaign with the 2008 Republican presidential nominee in early March. McCain is facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.

Brown rocketed to stardom in the Republican Party after scoring an upset victory in the Massachusetts special Senate election last month to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. He was sworn into the chamber Thursday afternoon.

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will also hit the campaign trail for McCain at the end of March.


Filed under: John McCain • Scott Brown
soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. ARAPIKOS

    And the SURVEY says??

    February 5, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. Jim

    Yup, campaign for McCain. That's what Mass voters sent him there to do. I'm already seeing buyers remorse up here.

    February 5, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. Ryan

    Any way these people can hit a trail that leads off a cliff?

    February 5, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. rob

    Oh please. THIS is how he's going to prioritize spending his time??

    February 5, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  5. No Incumbents 2010

    As a former nude model, Brown will be a great spokesmodel for McCain. The citizens of Arizona agree that McCain just needs more time in Congress to implements his ideas which have done wonders for the American economy. Arizona loves career politicians like McCain.

    February 5, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. gary davis harbor oregon

    he needs to bring his new found freinds and the stars and bars flag from the purist tea party . and see if Arizon's wake up and see what the new republicans are all about . white power , and more corpaorate power . take everything away from the middle class and give it to the new goose stepping purity party . hale the new beginning of corporate CEO'S and lobbists . the sheep will fall into step . with the party of NO :)

    February 5, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. TOTUS 4 PRESIDENT

    Brown wants to suck up to his fellow moderates, which is to be expected by anyone from the NE. However, Conservative Hayworth will rule over McCain come election time.

    February 5, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. shirley-atl

    As someone who believes in term limits, I feel that the repubs and dems should concentrate on younger persons with some new ideas to fill seats like McCain's. He along with others, have really been there in congress too too long.

    February 5, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. james Miller

    Brown/Palin in 2012--the perfect couple-uh!, candidates

    February 5, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. cynt

    Here mccain goes again getting another nobody to campain with him, didn't he learn from bringing that air head palin into the picture. It is so funny how the GOP is thinking this wet behind the ears golden boy is going to make that much of a difference, can't wait until that fantasy is blow apart.

    February 5, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Sandra, Atlanta

    Oh lets have the new 'rock star' campaign with the old guy. Seriously, this is just so 'Republican'. They continue to ensure that I will NEVER vote Republican again in my lifetime. Independent of Democrat but not republicans just on general principle. I have principles even though that group doesn't.

    February 5, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. Chipster

    Listening to Brown yesterday, I realize that he is completely unaware that in December 2008, the job losses were near 800,000 and in January 2010, the losses have dropped to 80,000.

    His math is not so good because he doesn't see that we are at least losing fewer jobs. 150,000 new people enter the job market every month but Brown doesn't comprehend that, although we still have far to go, we have moved forward. If we hadn't, we would now have about 10,400,000 unemployed in January instead of 80,000.

    I'm less impressed with him every time he opens his mouth.

    February 5, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. From a Chicago Independent 26 year old white male

    I hope people realize that just cause Scott won dosn't mean he's sitting a full Senatators term, plus the chances that he keeps the seat is very unlikely just like the dems keeping the virginia gov seat was unlikely. Oh and why the heck is he campaigning for people already he hasn't done anything yet but end his campaign, i'm sure thats exactly what the Massachusettes people wanted him to do once he took his seat in the senate. Nice job Mass voters learn from your mistakes.

    February 5, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. GI Joe

    Gonna teach McCain to lie to get in office and THEN march lockstep with the people working for wall-street and corporations?

    February 5, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. The new Ken doll

    This proves he is dumber than a box of rocks

    February 5, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Jane/Seattle

    Shouldn'tn John McCain be heading for retirement? Term Limits!

    February 5, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  17. Jane/Seattle

    OOps! Spelling good, Typing not so good today!

    February 5, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  18. kmp

    So Brown is the next best popular thing huh. I think he and Republicans are getting way ahead of themselves here. Brown didn't get elected because of some grand Anti-Obama backlash. Brown won because he had the better campaign and Coakely just wasn't a good Canidate. I am betting money that he will only be in office till his relection where at that time a better candidate will be found.

    February 5, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. GI Joe

    Has McCain been purified?

    February 5, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. We are screwed!!!

    When will we learn? So a 2 TIME FAILED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, who helped to usher in the policies that he and Democrats voted for is seeking reelection? SERIOUSLY? WHY? These Senators speak of term limits but both Democrats and Republicans fail to usher in legislation because they can continue to live off of the hard working American! Sounds to me like McCain is asking for his Gov't check! ALL SENATORS, DEMOCRATIC and REPUBLICAN NEED TERM LIMITS! These people are running the country as if we were in the 1950's! They don't have a clue! I, like so many are tired of Politics as Usual from BOTH PARTIES! By the way for some of you readers on the far left and right, I am an educated working Black Woman who does not like either party!

    If I may boldly explain the system once more in layman’s terms; The Senators, Lobbyists, and anyone affilitated with policy creation or influence who work for the Government in multiple factions, such as judges and commentators act as PIMPS. The American people who are told by their PIMPS everything they want to hear, continue being brainwashed and rally and support their PIMP by voting them into office! By voting them in, you continually fork over your hard earned dollars to feed them, drug habits and sometimes mistresses...How about that Sanford and Edwards! You see America until we realize that neither Democrats nor Republicans work FOR THE PEOPLE.... we will continue on a downward spiral. Issues like abortion, gays in the military, healthcare, and religion are just mere smokescreens for the real issue at hand: THE DEFICIT. I'm more afraid of China and their percentage of ownership of this country. If you foreclose on a home, it’s seized by the bank Right? Well what happens if we can’t pay our debt back? GET THE PICTURE! So unless we come together regardless of race, religion or class....we are screwed.

    February 5, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. frank

    Brown will help people on SSand ssd . not like the democrats they take money out of there cheaks. for overpaments. remember this, when G BUSH was in office. he never hurt the poor people. I will never vote democrat again. a change we can believe in. what a joke.

    February 5, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  22. Babs

    I want this man out of politics. Come on Sarah, do what you do best. Help to not get him elected. I'm counting on you girl. We know you can do it.

    February 5, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  23. Proud Member of "Global Zero"

    Short lived victory. Jobless rate falls below 10%. Recovery act saved my job and millions more. My taxes are lower. My family got $800.00 work tax credit this year. I really don't know what the Tea party movment is doing. President Obama lowered our taxes, and theirs too.

    The Democratic Party is the one that lowers taxes and balances the budget. I guess the Tea Partiers go for all the lies and the low information voters. Never again.

    February 5, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  24. RTB

    McCain is once again shooting blanks.

    Along with The Alaskan Air Head, now another windbag will be blowing at the tattered sails of the Arizonan Senator.

    February 5, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  25. CHIPS

    It will not matter McCain is toast.

    February 5, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
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