In Massachusetts, Politico’s Morning Score reports that Scott Brown has a new ad featuring former Navy pilot Tom Hudner who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service to our country. “Today we’re going to meet with a real American hero,” Scott Brown says in his new ad, part of the “from the road” series the campaign is rolling out through the summer. “Tom Hudner was a Navy pilot in the Korean War. When his wingman was shot down, Tom deliberately crash landed his plane behind enemy lines to rescue him. And for that, he got the Congressional Medal of Honor.” Then Captain Hudner, standing at his door, welcomes Brown in. Brown, admiring his medal, thanks him for his service. “Well, we thank you, Scott, for all the support,” Hudner tells him. “You do a great service for all the veterans in our country.” This will begin airing tomorrow in the Boston, Springfield, Providence and Albany markets, as well as on statewide cable.
- Meanwhile, Scott Brown pens an op-ed for the Berkshire Eagle reaffirming that he has been a strong advocate for women in the Bay State. There’s an old saying in campaigns that goes something like “the more desperate a candidate gets, the uglier and more misleading their attacks be come.” Unfortunately, the Senate race in Massachusetts is no exception to the rule, as this week my opponent launched a campaign of distortion about my record of supporting women. I take this personally, because as a husband of 26 years and the father of two wonderful daughters, I have been a strong advocate for women’s issues in the Senate, often breaking party ranks and building bipartisan support for legislation that women care deeply about. I am pro-choice and support a woman’s right to choose. There are people of goodwill on both sides of this issue, but I believe that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and that a woman should be able to make what is a very personal and difficult decision in consultation with her doctor and family.
- Finally, Another Democrat crosses the aisle to endorse Scott Brown in Chelmsford this morning:
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Former Democratic State Rep. Paul Casey Crosses the Aisle to Endorse Scott Brown