Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In his final days in office, Senator Scott Brown threw his support behind a new deal of fiscal cliff plan.
Calling the deal on the fiscal cliff "not perfect," outgoing US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) endorsed the plan in his final days in office. He says it ‘‘protects 99 percent of Americans from a massive tax increase," according to an Associated Press report. Brown had supported a no-tax pledge. The deal raises taxes on individual incomes over $400,000 and over $450,00 for household incomes and a portion of estates more than $5 million. The comprise allows Congress to have more time to work on government spending.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Yesterday, Senator Scott Brown said goodbye in his final Senate floor speech.
Thanking staff members, colleagues, and his constituency, Senator Scott Brown took to the Senate floor yesterday morning to give his farewell address to the Senate. “Aside from my marriage to my wife Gail and the birth of my two children, serving in the greatest deliberative body for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the People’s Seat, has been the greatest honor in my life that I’ve ever had,” Brown said. Back in November, Brown lost his re-election bid to Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren in what was considered to be one of the most competitive senate races of 2012. Brown's term ends on January 3, 2013. “A person has no business in politics unless they respect the judgment of the voters and if you run for office you’ve got to be able to…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Senator Scott Brown passes on discussing potential runs for office at a press conference Tuesday.
Could he be Senator Scott Brown again in 2013? With rumors surrounding the possiblitiy of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry being appointed as secretary of defense in the Obama administration, a different senator could be in the state's future. Brown, who was elected in a special election to replace Ted Kennedy, said he wasn't talking about another run at the office Tuesday during his first press conference since he lost in last week's election to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. “First of all, it’s speculation," said Brown in an article in The Boston Globe. "There is no vacancy that I’m aware of, and my biggest job right now is to make sure there is a smooth transition from my office to the senator-elect’s office. We’ll see what happens. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
In a statement, Brown's camp said it was "not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes."
There will be no final debate between Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, because of Hurricane Sandy. The two were scheduled to debate Tuesday on WGBH-TV. "The Scott Brown campaign today announced that out of concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy that he will not be participating in tomorrow's fourth and final debate," said Brown Communication Director Colin Reed. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes. The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics." Mindy Myers, campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The U.S. Senator stopped by Framingham Wednesday to meet constituents, to support his "We Built This" campaign and to pick up the endorsement of former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown said it wasn't the trains or the bridges in downtown Framingham, that helped Carrie Cardeiro and Shane Jinson open Carrie Anne's in the spring of 2011. "It was the doughnuts," the senator joked, as he praised the owners for being a prime example of his "We Built This" campaign while making a dig at his democratic challenger, about her push for more bridges and road construction during the election campaign. Cardeiro and Jinson, who posed with Brown, and his wife Gail and daughter Ayla yesterday for photos, opened the local establishment on Route 135 in the spring of 2011. Cardeiro is the grandaughter of the Lou's Donuts owners, a popular local breakfast nook in the mornings until they closed in the mid-1980s. A …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Who do you think won the third matchup between Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren? Which moments stood out to you the most?
Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard University professor, met for their third debate on Wednesday night in Springfield, this time each appearing more at ease and both with their best performances to date. Here are the five biggest moments of the hour-long debate moderated by Jim Madigan. Discrepancies in Higher Education Brown's biggest moment of the debate was when he cornered Warren over the issue of the rising costs of higher education. Warren, a professor at Harvard University, noted that Brown voted against a bill that sought to keep student loan interests low, because it would have closed a loophole for millionaires. But Brown came back by saying the reason the costs of higher education are …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Victoria Reggie Kennedy says she won't stay neutral in Wrentham's Scott Brown race for re-election to the US Senate against Elizabeth Warren as a condition for a September debate.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Senator Scott Brown wants the widow of the late Senator Ted Kennedy to stay neutral in the Massachusetts US Senate race as a condition for a debate at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Victoria Reggie Kennedy today, according the Boston Globe, rejected Brown's (R-Wrentham) request to stay on the sideline. Brown is running against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who is a Harvard Law School professor. Mrs. Kennedy decision could end the debate planned for late September. Brown also doesn't want MSNBC to host the debate. Read more at http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/06/19/vicki-kennedy-rejects-scott-brown-proposed-condition-for-hosting-senate-debate/3v5TqFRQROeXuzzSMdlHyL/story.html?p1=News_links
Monday, May 14, 2012
The senator and his wife stopped by the NFD for pizza on Friday.
Monday, May 14, 2012
From NFD Spokesman George Morrice U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his wife Gail Huff stopped by the Norwood Fire Station for a visit on Friday. Brown, a Wrentham resident, brought pizza and sat down to discuss current issues facing the country and the State of Massachusetts. The Senator was affable and low key as he posed for pictures and laughed with firefighters after lunch. The Senators wife excused herself from the photo op and left early so she could prepare for their daughters graduation from Syracuse University on Saturday.
Friday, May 4, 2012
It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their …
Luminaries gathered in Wrentham District Court to celebrate the rule of law.
United States Senator Scott Brown and former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn were on hand at Wrentham District Court today to celebrate Law Day. A massive flag flew over Route 140 in front of the courthouse as part of the day's celebration. Court Clerk-Magistrate Edward Doherty served as the master of ceremonies for the event. "On Law Day, we celebrate the fundamental rule of law, which separates our democracy from the dictatorships in the world," he said. Doherty noted that Senator Brown was first a part of the ceremony in 1998, when he was a town selectman. "He's since moved on to bigger and better things," he said. Brown said he had great memories of working as a lawyer in the courthouse. "This place is a very special place," he said. "It's …