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

New senator adds new spokesman

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/11/art.brown.gi.jpg caption="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.

Filed under: Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. D.U.T.C.H.

    Who cares? Scott Brown is just in temporary authority. He's Mr. one and done.

    February 11, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. Mrs. S Callahan

    Is this a dup press release? Seems so similar to last week. just sayin'

    February 11, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. mario

    Who cares Mr No will show soon his reel face

    February 11, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Who cares, it's all about former President Bill Clinton at this time, he's more important to the whole World.

    February 11, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. cane

    Brown is my hero. He set a new standard of excellence posing nude in a women's magazine.

    His welfare upbringing must have influenced him.

    Enjoy your three years!

    February 11, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. MaryAnn in VA

    Mr Reed will be watching Mr Brown like a hawk and making sure that he tows the Republican party line. No independence there I predict. Just more washington politics.

    February 11, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  7. Vic of New York

    So does anyone have to approve this "Appointment"?

    Maybe some Republican Senator can filibuster and hold him hostage for some Pork-Barrel projects!

    You know.... those Republicans who claim they are SO against pork barrel earmarks.

    What say you John McCain?

    February 11, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Objective Thinking

    C. Farrell, Houston, Tx: So CNN is not allowed to report on more than one thing at a time? If all you care about is Clinton, then just read the Clinton article and nothing else. Don't come into this article and post if you don't care.

    As for Brown: His choice of using a MA native shows he understands what a REPRESENTATIVE is supposed to do. Politicians think they're supposed to tell us what we want/need. NO. They're supposed to LISTEN to what we want/need. A lot of Republicans and Democrats alike don't get it.

    Scott Brown gets it.

    February 11, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  9. katiec

    Brown is really taking hisself seriously. When we see how actually incompetent he is, another republican ditto head, his 15 minutes of fame will disappear.

    February 11, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  10. moni

    awhhh thats cute Brown is gettin Romenys left-overs

    February 11, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Greg in Cabot, AR

    He needs to fill all his staff positions ASAP, that way he can get down to the "business" of being a senator....if you read the news yesterday, he is going to write a book.

    With all the problems in this country, he is going to WRITE A BOOK!!!

    Typical of what is WRONG in Washington....but I guess he has to cash-in like Sister Sarah while he still has his 15 minutes of fame.

    February 11, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  12. jjh

    Just ask Rush.

    February 11, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Charles

    Two appointments from the republican committees.

    Voting to uphold the filibuster of A Labor board appointment,that would help the working folks, you know the kind that drive pick up trucks

    Does not sound so independent to me.

    Remember all you independents in MA who voted for Brown..96% of his votes in MA supportted the Republican Minority leaders agenda.

    February 11, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  14. John

    I think the smartest thing Brown could do right now is surprise everyone by helping vote some legislation into law. By helping filibuster everything he is just becoming another bought-and-paid-for voice in the crowd. Not a good thing to be as a junior senator.

    February 11, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  15. Orange Curtain, CA

    Empty vessel...every woman in MA voted for him because they thought he looked cute posing as the centerfold in Cosmopolitan. So the GOP runs beauty queen pagents winners and centerfolds for office...what's next porn stars? Now THAT'S family values hyprocrisy at its best.

    February 11, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  16. Wisconsonite - Vote for Consumer Protection Regulation of the Financial Industry

    Hopefully he'll put off writing the book for awhile and get down to his job . . . you know, the one he was elected to do? Passing some legislation that will help Americans.

    February 11, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. StevieB

    I can't remember the last time I saw anyone buy into his own press so fast and so completely.

    February 11, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  18. once upon a horse

    unlike some of the far right did with President Obama, I'm willing to give the new senator some time (not 7 or 8 months) to see what he can actually get done. If his election was good for Mass. then even though I'm not a GOPer I support what he can get done. But it seems he did to the "Tea Party" what the Bush administration did to the religious right after he won the election. Basically threw them under the bus and to me that's a good start.

    February 11, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  19. demmie

    yep. all just personal attacks from the left. is that ALL you can do?

    February 11, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  20. jules sand-perkins

    Guts got Scott Brown elected.
    Guts, and smarts.

    February 11, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  21. Gerry NH

    Some really good post here. He hasn't done anything yet I think I will say something about after he acts. Albert from CA Ted may have done some good thing but he did some terrible things also. Being from CA you probably have no idea about what you just said.

    February 11, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. Hey Big Spender

    Tisk , Tisk...so bitter. Let's see what the man can do.

    February 11, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  23. Castillo

    Eat your heart out liberals - Scott Brown is presidental material

    February 11, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  24. Paul Illinois

    Why does he need two press people, want to cut government spending – have every Washington politician cut their staff by 25%; the wage, benefit (and pension), and operating cost savings would be in the millions and go on forever.

    February 11, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  25. IVOTE

    Advice to Republican Senator Brown of Massachusetts......"Don't get too comfortable Mr Brown. Your tenure will hinge on how "bipartisan" you will be. Massachusetts voters will not stand for anything less.

    February 11, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
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