March 17th, 2010
01:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Brown adding to $6 million war chest

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Right now, Brown is a superstar in the Republican Party, but there is a big bull's eye painted on his back for 2012."]
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Scott Brown was elected just two months ago, but the Massachusetts Republican is wasting little time preparing for what is expected to be a fight to hold onto his seat.

Brown will add to his $6 million war chest next week at his first Washington, DC fundraiser hosted by the law and government affairs firm Duane Morris. Daniel Winslow, a partner in the firm, is the legal counsel for Brown's Senate campaign committee.

Brown's win in the January special election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat was a major victory for the Republican Party. Psychologically, the GOP took over the seat of one of the most influential Democrats in Senate history; practically, Brown provided the crucial 41st vote to allow Republicans to maintain filibusters against Democratic legislation.

Right now, Brown is a superstar in the Republican Party, but there is a big bull's eye painted on his back. He represents a Democratic state and it is a guarantee that Democratic-aligned groups will spend heavily to try to take back Kennedy's seat in 2012.

For now, Brown has a pretty good head start when it comes to cash in the bank. Donations were flowing in at such a fast clip in the closing days of the special election campaign that he was unable to spend it. Good thing for him, Brown will need it when he runs for his own six-year term in 2012.

Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Franklin

    "War chest." Those two words explain why US politics is so skewed, so partisan. It's become an us-vs-them endeavor, a win-lose game, a war, where cooperation and compromise for the common good is thrown out. Ditto for religion, diversity, economics and so many aspects of US culture(s). Is the US's glass half empty or half full? I'd say cracked and leaking unless everyone can learn to get along and be more flexible.

    March 17, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Dano

    Gee how do they know how much he'll make at a fundraiser before it even occurs?

    March 17, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. one voice

    The sham of this guy driving around in an old truck was the first red flag. This guy is a Corporate shill and has fooled the ones that voted for Him. He represents the rich and big business that wants to eliminate the working middle class and turn us into their servants. Republicans nearly destroyed America and they need to be stopped. Vote them all out or we will pay dearly. How does 3 dollars an hour sound teabaggers?

    March 17, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Michael from Ventura

    He WILL need it in 2012! Believe me!

    March 17, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. Here's an idea

    ...he could always strip for it

    March 17, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    Senator Brown is a symbol of what the American people really want after the Obama error.
    What I would like to see in 2012 is the election of Sen. Brown as our President.

    March 17, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Jesus(the Zombie version)

    The people of Mass should be proud to have a Senator that gets paid over $100K a year to attend fundraisers.

    I'm curious as to how many pieces of legislation has he aproved for his state?

    I mean it can't be many if he's only been in his home state about 25% of the time.

    March 17, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    He always has the nude model shoot for middle age men to fall back on.
    Let's hope the Massachusetts people wake up come next election.

    March 17, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Dan

    Good, Brown is the model for independent law maker, who is about preserving the constitution and the right of the people. It is refreshing that there is a guy listening to his country men. The democrats these days are just a bunch of sheep following leaders rather than the people.

    March 17, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Clarence Thomas starting Teabag party in his mouth

    has brown been in the stall w larry craig yet?

    March 17, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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