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Washington (CNN) – Sen. Scott Brown is embracing the "Boys of Summer" theme for political purposes, of course.
The Massachusetts Republican is giving signed baseballs and bats to donors who contribute anywhere from $50 to $180 to his re-election campaign. His campaign made the latest fundraising pitch in an email Monday to supporters.
"As fans of the Boston Red Sox, we hope to make it to Fenway Park for a few games this summer," Brown's campaign wrote in the note. "But no matter where you live, or which team you support, we all share a passion for America's pastime.
"In the spirit of baseball season, we are offering for a limited time only, baseballs personally autographed by Senator Brown, whose upset election changed the course of American politics. We are also offering both engraved, and autographed bats."
If the Senate was a baseball team what would his jersey number be? Forty one, of course which is the number Brown is signing on the baseball items. Brown's victory in January's special election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat gave Republicans the crucial 41st vote in chamber to filibuster Democratic legislation.