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. Aunt Bea and Opie

    All braun and no brain,every womans dream guy.Guess thats who got him elected.

    February 5, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Beverly

    Gosh he learns quickly on how to be productive in Washington DC. That's a shame – I thought he'd bring a fresh new approach to the table. We sure need some balance – from both sides.

    February 5, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Len in Washington

    So...Just one day since he held his first news conference where he said "I'm here to help the people of my state" he announces he's heading to Arizona to campaign for McCain.
    Good luck, Senator Brown, in explaining to your voters how helping McCain is helping Massachusetts.
    Can you say "payback?"
    Same old story.......

    February 5, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. Perecorp

    McCain's military record: Joined military, went to Vietnam, got captured, sat in POW camp, was released. Not very stellar if you ask me. Boy what an American deserving of a Senate seat. They can call the fundraiser Pigs and POWs when Palin shows up. Dem's in AZ, remember you can carry a gun to these outdoor events. i encourage you to do so. Shout her down!

    February 5, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. Robert

    He should get to work being a Senator for MA instead of stumping around and campaigning for others.

    February 5, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. D.U.T.C.H.

    So McCain has Palin and Brown campaigning for him. Two losers supporting another loser. If I was McCain's opponent, all I'll do to expose him is bring up his flip flop on Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Your time is up old man!!!

    February 5, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. Robert

    Oh that is hilarious to me. That someone of John McCain's stature would need the help of an unknown and unexperienced newly elected junior senator from a state as far away and unlike Arizona as Massachusetts is.

    He must really be in bad shape in AZ...

    And he should be.

    February 5, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  8. D.U.T.C.H.

    Palin and Brown campaigning for McLame. Since Simple Sarah has been on a rampage about Rahm saying retarded, why isn't she up in arms about Brown's statement about his daughters? Scott Brown in reference to his daughters, "they're available." Simple Sarah, where's your tirade about that statement????

    February 5, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. Kate

    Time for McCain to go. He is uneffective and doesn't lead.And I thought Sen. Brown wanted to be in office to make a difference. What does he do, he goes on the road to campaign. That is not what the people of Mass. elected him for.

    February 5, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. Vic of New York

    So does this mean that John McCain believes the President was born in Kenya, and is a racist who hates white people?

    I thought that is the litmus test for TEA partiers Palin and Brown to support a Republican candidate?

    February 5, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. Roadrage

    Well, this guy just lost his "2012 Presidential Candidate" status... don't you know that unless you're a far right-wing whack-a-doodle that you're not qualified to be a GOP candidate? Palin gets an acception.. since McCain brought her into this, she owes him, so she is allowed to campaign for him once. Brown doesn't have that luxury though.. the Tea Partiers are gonna be mad!

    February 5, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  12. jeff jackson, alabama

    Speaking as a Republican, I would like to
    know why we need McCain to stay in Wash. D.C.
    Surely Arizona has another Republican candidate
    they can come up with. How can he be effective at
    regaining republican control when he lost the last
    election in the manner he lost it ? He has a family
    at political odds with him. He waffles and tries to
    hard to appease his opponents. Where are the younger
    Republicans who will hold firm to their beliefs ?

    February 5, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  13. LB

    Scott Brown and Sarah Palin both have fallen in ratings with their support of John McCain. How can anyone in their right mind support a candidate who places illegal alien lawbreakers above American citizens? McCain's push for Amnesty, his association with ACORN and SEIU speaks volumes about his agenda. Not to mention his close association with Juan Hernandez. One would think both Sarah and Scott would be smarter. Guess it's payback time – McCain is good at that – he never gives without expecting something in return.

    February 5, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Arizonians don't want McCain or Palin, he hasn't done a darn thing for them. His votes come from the elderly retired people in Sun City, Az where McCain needs to be himself.

    February 5, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. ronald e miller

    Now thr people will see who is the stronger in the repugs party the conservatives or the far,far right nuts who supports jd hayworth this should be fun,sar is down there in tennesee with the tea party and the next thing she is going to do is campain agains;t them,one thing i can say for sara is money talks and B-S walks.

    February 5, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. Bill

    So instead of doing his job, we have another politician going out to campaign for someone else. Looks like Scott Brown isn't wasting any time fitting right in in Washington. He's already figuring out ways to avoid doing what he was voted in to do: work for the people of Massachusetts, *not* John McCain and the republican party.

    February 5, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. johnrj08

    I'm beginning to wonder if this dope even has a high school diploma. How do we elect such empty-headed people to run this country. It's downright self-destructive. He has no clue how the budget works and obviously never knew what was in any of the health care reform bills. We're screwed.

    February 5, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. sals

    Well, that's too bad that Brown is going to campaign for McCain. He would have had my potential vote but he is showing his true colors. Why couldn't he just stay busy getting adjusted and studying what is going on instead of jumping in to keep these senseless old men living of the tit of the taxpayers.

    February 5, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  19. Dale

    Scott -Please don't do that.

    We need all politicians with over 2 years in office out of the system. I'm speaking about ALL on both sides.

    No more negotiating. We elected you because we want new blood. On both sides of the isle

    All must go this nov.

    February 5, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  20. BM

    John McCain needs to retire! Haven't you had enough of Palin who knows less than a fifth grader? McCain is just a bitter old racist who will never get over the fact that a "black man" beat him. McCain, please don't use the phrase"puting country first" You and Palin are two of a kind.
    Where was all the Tea Party people for eight years when Bush was destroying the country?

    February 5, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. Wisconsonite

    So what happened to all those "independent" voters who swept him into the Senate like he was the next saviour of the country??? Many of those voters identify with the Tea Party and the Tea Party doesn't LIKE McCain. I told all of you "independents" in MA not to be fooled! Scott Brown may have TALKED like an idependent in order to fool you all into voting for him, but he WALKS and more importantly, will VOTE just like your orinary run of the mill REPUBLICAN! Looks like you got fooled again, Rabid Right.

    February 5, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  22. B Quail

    The president wants to contain spending but in his budge there is 237 MILLION dollars for the prison in Illinois to move the 196 terrorists from Quantanamo where it is costing the US a lot less. STOP THIS SPENDING!!!!

    February 5, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  23. BM

    To think that Palin has studied up since the primaries is ludacris. She is and will always be a dummie. Wouldn't read her book if it was given to me. Can't believe that there are so many racist still in existence. Maybe all the old biddies should retire!

    February 5, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. dale

    So much for doing the people's business, It's time for the more important issue Campaigning...MA got what it wanted I guess.

    February 5, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  25. Al

    Evidently Senator HYPOCRITE McCain will be needing all of the support he can get. Apparently the newest Senator, Senator Brown is not a homosexual seeing as how he will be supporting Senator McCain, the same Senator who evidently canNOT decide if he does, or does not support Don't Ask Don;t Tell Perhaps Senator McCain has become too old to make rational decisions.

    February 5, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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