In Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reports that former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn appears in a commercial supporting Scott Brown, because he’s able to reach across the aisle to get things done. Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn appears in a TV ad debuting today praising U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — the latest attempt by the Republican incumbent to portray himself as an across-the-aisle team player. “Scott Brown is a person that I have a great admiration for,” Flynn says in the 30-second spot where he’s seated on the living room couch of his Southie home. “I have found him to be a regular guy, honest, hardworking. He’s also an independent voice.” Flynn was the Democratic Hub mayor from 1984 to 1993.
- Meanwhile, Brown is out with another radio report where he wishes the Bay State Olympians good luck in the 2012 Olympics. With the 2012 summer games officially underway in London, the Brown campaign today launched its latest Scott Brown Radio Report, called “Olympics.” The statewide radio ad will begin running today. … This year, Brown says he will be cheering on gymnast Aly Raisman from Needham, cyclists Shelley Olds from Groton and Evelyn Stevens from Acton and Karen O’Connor, an equestrian from Bolton. Yesterday, Raisman was the top scorer for the U.S. women gymnastics team with a total of 60.391 points, and will represent the United States in Thursday’s all-around competition.