Republican Senator Scott Brown just launched a brand-new TV ad.
It’s what you would expect from a Senator who’s gone Washington: A misleading story about his so-called “independence” in the United States Senate.
The facts don’t support Brown — and I don’t think Massachusetts voters will either.
Here’s what Scott Brown doesn’t say in his TV commercial:
- Scott Brown voted with the Republican Party, and against men and women who need jobs, by voting against three jobs bills that would have supported 22,000 jobs in the Commonwealth — all to avoid raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires.
- Scott Brown voted with the Republican Party, and against consumers hit hard by rising gas prices, when he voted to protect tax breaks for oil companies, the most profitable companies on the planet, rather than investing in clean energy.
- Scott Brown voted with the Republican Party, and against middle class families, when he voted to block the Buffett Rule — legislation that would make sure people who make more than $1 million a year pay their fair share in taxes.
- Scott Brown voted with the Republican Party, and against women and families who need health care, by voting for the Blunt Amendment, which would allow any employer or insurance company to refuse to cover any health care service, for any reason, based on a vague “moral objection.”
- And just yesterday, Scott Brown voted with the Republican Party, and against students already drowning in debt, by voting to let interest rates double for federally subsidized student loans.
If Scott Brown’s partisanship isn’t clear enough in his voting record, let’s not forget this gem of a quote from his fundraising email:
“I know there are several other GOP campaigns to support, but this race is THE battleground for the United States Senate — the only sure hedge to a potential second term for President Obama.”
I guess he couldn’t fit all that in a 30-second television spot.
Scott Brown has spent the past two years avoiding questions about his record and his views on issues important to the people of Massachusetts, ducking town hall meetings with his constituents and policy questions from reporters. He’d rather talk about his jump shot than his voting record.
That’s why it’s time for Massachusetts voters to hear the truth about Scott Brown. And that’s why Elizabeth needs your help — to stay on the airwaves and go door-to-door to tell the people of Massachusetts about the choice they have in this election.