August 4th, 2010
08:02 AM ET
4 years ago

Scott Brown bring crowds, cash for GOP hopefuls

 Sen. Scott Brown can bring in big crowds and plenty of fundraising dollars  for GOP candidates.
Sen. Scott Brown can bring in big crowds and plenty of fundraising dollars for GOP candidates.

(CNN) - With midterms around the corner, Republican candidates are hoping Sen. Scott Brown's appeal will bring a boost to their campaigns.

In seven months, the Massachusetts native went from a little-known state senator to a key voice in the U.S. Senate and a hot commodity on the campaign trail.

"There is definitely a big demand for him," said Jennifer Nassour, chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. "He is our hometown hero. He did what everyone said was the impossible, and he did it through a lot of hard work."

The impossible was defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election in January to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy.

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  1. LooneyBin

    Anyone with half a brain knew Scott Brown was going to become the front runner the exact moment Martha Coakley refused to shake hands in front of Fenway Park. Coakley was the wrong person for the job – intellectual but arrogant and anti-social. Forget the independents, she turned a lot of Democrats off.

    Speaking as a Democrat myself, with the way Scott Brown has handled himself I couldn't really ask him for more (except maybe not run for re-election). He's as close to centrist as you'll get from the Republicans, which is what he needs to do if he's going to stay in office in Massachusetts, and he knows it.

    August 4, 2010 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  2. Jeff In Ohio

    Scott Brown is about as conservative as my Democratic congressman. Let's here it for a sane, constructive GOP.

    August 4, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  3. barry

    Wow! I didn't realize Scott Brown was a Republican. I guess it's because he votes with the Democrats so much on their out of control spending my grand children will someday pay for.

    August 4, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. Ryan

    Only because he makes those Republican housewives wet. They're pretty vapid as we've learned from how foamed their mouths got whenever Sarah Palin was on the scene.

    August 4, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  5. Peace

    Was it an impossible thing to defeat Martha Coakley? She did not put any effort to work for it. Nothing good comes without any sweat. Filling the seat held by late Kennedy!! this is also an effort. The man passed away and could not defend it anymore. Anyone who worked for it got it and that was Scott Brown.

    August 4, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. scott

    he is a liberal and republicans luv him!!

    August 4, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  7. DENNA

    If I'm not mistaken, didn't Senator Brown vote with the Democrats on some important piece of legislation? If he did, he won't last as a Rethug because, apparently, he has a brain. In any case, he should be the Republican to start a serious debate on Immigration Reform since they couldn't get it done in the previous 8 years.

    August 4, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  8. Can't we all just get along?

    It doesn't really matter.

    The GOP is the same no matter where you look in our country - they're the anti-Constitutional party. They want to get rid of all the rights we have under the Constitution one right at a time.

    Bush ripped the first, fourth and fifth amendments to shreds so they were basically worthless. Now the 14th is under attack.

    If the GOP doesn't want to live under a Constitution, they can always leave. This is America. We fought and died to have and defend a Constitution in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and insure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity. The GOP don't want any of that, and they keep proving that point every day.

    August 4, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  9. jay1975

    I am begining to like SEN Brown. He doesn't tow the party line like so many hacks (from both parties) and he seems to actually represnt his constituents. Amazing!

    August 4, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  10. jim

    This senator coming from the state of Massachussets is probably the best that the Republicans can hope for.Just a matter of time before it return to democratic party control or Sen.Brown pulls another Sen. Spector.

    August 4, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  11. Florida Joe

    We will see how popular he is when he tries to run for re-election against a strong candidate like Ed Markey

    August 4, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. doug

    If you have seen the narcisisst way that people from Massachusetts drive with not an ounce of concern for the death that results from that type of DWL, driving while liberal, it is very hard to believe that Scott Brown won.

    When you have a state where the majority of the people would like to see every conservative American murdered, a republican can only win because the Demo-lib haters were too busy taking bong hits to get to the polls that day.

    August 4, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    Scott Brown will be President.
    It's just a question of When.

    August 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  14. Lynn

    What a team he would make with Palin, 2 pretty faces covering empty heads.

    August 4, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  15. Only Logic

    Let's see, former underwear model, right? 'Nuff said.

    August 4, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. Ken, AZ

    Actuyally, Scott Brown didn't defeat Martha Coakley, she beat herself. With the kind of race she ran, almost any opposition candidate could have won.

    August 4, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    He is still doing his job, in the face of both of the political machines in the establishment.......which is pretty commendable.

    August 4, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. Oy Vey Az

    This guy is smart, and he has added his positive spin on critical issues moving through the senate.

    He appears to be an effective Moderate. Watch this kid for a run at the presidency.

    Speaking of moving through ... Did you hear the one about McCain and the legislative enema ?

    August 4, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. gt

    we need more like brown ,,,he seems to do the best for the country not a lemming who does his party bidding... do you hear that harry and mitch !!

    August 4, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Anonymous

    Kind of the male version of the Republican Party's Sarah Palin. Another handsome albeit not too bright candidate pandering to the lowest level of conservative politics. But, I guess they're giving their base what they want. Too bad they can't look past their narrow-minded politics and think about what is best for America.

    August 4, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  21. Pragmatic

    Senator Scott Brown, is a quiet champion for having it both ways.

    As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Brown opposed the amendment that calls for quick repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,’’ saying he wants to wait for the Pentagon to complete a review on how the ban will be lifted.

    That’s the headline he wanted, and he got it.

    But then, Brown voted for the full defense authorization bill, which includes the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ repeal amendment;

    .... and that's the way the system works ... he got his headline ... and few are the wiser ...

    August 4, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |