February 11th, 2010
04:38 PM ET
4 years ago

New senator adds new spokesman

Senator Scott Brown added a spokesman to his staff Thursday.
Senator Scott Brown added a spokesman to his staff Thursday.

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Scott Brown continues to build his staff after winning the special election last month to fill the final three years of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's term.

Colin Reed, a native of Norwell, Massachusetts, moves over from the National Republican Senatorial Committee where he was the deputy press secretary, to become Brown's new press secretary.

"Colin is a talented communicator with good relationships in both Massachusetts and Washington, and I am proud to have him on my team," Brown said in a statement obtained by CNN that will be released Thursday afternoon. "As a Bay State native, he understands the issues facing Massachusetts, and will be a great asset as we serve the people of the Commonwealth."

Reed joins Gail Gitcho in the Massachusetts Republican's press shop. Gitcho recently left her post as Republican National Committee press secretary to become Brown's communications director.


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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. IVOTE

    He's writing a book....LOL About what?

    February 11, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. Bout Time

    About time someone with some sense filled that seat, instead of a liberal lush.

    February 11, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. Gator

    A big thanks to the people of MA for putting someone who is not a bleeding heart liberal in place.Hope we can do the same here in Louisiana when ole " take the money and run" mary landrieu's term is up

    February 11, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  4. Nomoreteddys

    Hope he will do a better job than the one that sat in that chair forever, teddy was a poster boy for term limits.

    February 11, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. http://twitter.com/whybs

    Just remember... Scott Brown won on the promise of smaller, more efficient government. Yet, his mom lived on welfare! bit.ly/8GTp7d

    Suckers abound!

    February 11, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Glad to know SOMEBODY on Sparky's staff is a Bay State native. Maybe he can get a map out and explain to Brown where all the stuff is.

    February 11, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Butch

    If he wants to be different, he'll really stand out above the crowd and be noticed in the political field if he decides to make promises - and KEEPS THEM. Wow...how novel! There are " others" (singular or plural) who did make promises on the campaign trail and DOESN'T keep them ~ a serious character flaw. Sorry. That's when ALL TRUST was lost.

    February 11, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  8. m

    Yay Republicans!
    Finally,in the midst of trash, a shining star with
    promise!!!!

    February 11, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. aware

    Kudos Senator Brown! :)

    February 11, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  10. ED FL

    Rember this turkey has to run for re-election in 2012. Their is no way that he can/will be re-elected. The state is full of democrats and when the Kennedy's decide who they will support Brown will have to put his clothes back on and return to the old COMBAT ZONE IN MASS. He is more aware then anyone that his phoney election ended the way it did because the Kennedy's were to busy to pay attention. Two years is a long time to find a legitimatedemocratic candidate. Then the truck and Brown will leave washington unless he decides to switch parties. Shelby can tell him how to do it and put the screws in the people who supportedhis election.

    February 11, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. aware

    Pipe down you radical progressives right & left. You have nothing to offer that has not been tried and failed with sickening destruction! :(

    February 11, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  12. m smith

    Pretty Boy Brown has yet to do anything important. Im sure he will be another no voice in an already party of no's. To bad he doesn't have a mind of his own when it comes to voteing. Mass will be sorry by this time next year.

    February 11, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. Seattle Sue

    I would think all our problems would have been solved now that Scott Brown has been in office a week. What's the holdup?

    February 11, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  14. Mickey

    Of course he needs a spokeman...he can't string three words together to make a sentence...he'll be writing cheaters on his hands without this puppet...oh, wait!

    February 11, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. 71 YEAR OLD DISABLED VETERAN

    Wonder how much these appointments are costing the tax payers.this idiot just got elected to office and what does he do? work for the working people? nope he is going to write a book. i hope this nut comes back to haunt the idiot's that voted for him. post that cnn.

    February 11, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  16. SLP

    How about he do something, anything before you people anoint him as the next best thing since sliced bread.

    How ironic is this statement seeing as how all of you anointed Obama as the next best thing since sliced bread before he did anything. He was a senator who voted present on every thing he ever voted on. We are only starting to see the horrible ramifications of electing him as leader of the free world. And before anyone mentions it, yes, I realize the man has a Harvard law degree. That doesn't make you qualified to be president. There are lots of people with above average IQs who wouldn't be good president material. Man, you go Scott Brown! Based on the nastiness of these comments, you have some democrats pretty nervous. You know, all of you spout off about how the majority of Americans support the president and agree with his agenda. Have you looked at the conservative sights on Facebook and notices their many, many, many fans. Have you gotten off your computers and talked with people out in the real world and discovered what they are feeling. That is okay. You stay in your little fantasy world where you are nice, safe, and clueless and the rest of us will take back our country.

    February 11, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
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