Fresh off his vote with the Democrats in favor of a horrible UN Treaty, MA Senator Scott Brown endorses Kristen Hughes to be MA-GOP Chair. How is it that Mr. “People over Party”, who has refused to campaign for his fellow Republicans, who wouldn’t call himself a Republican, who wouldn’t use the word Republican on his website, is now interested in who the MA-GOP elects for its next state Chair?
Since his surprise victory in January 2010, Brown’s actions vis-a-vis his fellow Republicans, have been reprehensible. Here’s a guy with over a 60 percent approval rating but he did nothing to help elect the same Republicans who got him elected.
In 2010 he was nowhere to be found to help our Congressional Candidates. He should have endorsed and campaigned for every single one of them. In the Spring of 2011, he promised to endorse Jim Dixon in a special election bid to win a State Rep seat in 10 Middlesex District. He later reneged on his commitment without explanation. This after Jim Dixon and the entire Greater Waltham Tea-Party (for all intents and purposes Dixon’s campaign team) worked relentlessly in the cold to help him defeat Martha Coakley. Talk about a sleaze-ball move!
In 2012, he literally ran away from the Republican Party, but all the while came hat in hand looking to down ticket candidates for volunteers to man his phone banks. And what did they get in return. The volunteers were allowed to mention their candidate’s name once at the beginning of the call. They weren’t allowed to say what office he or she was running for. And the voter identification data was not shared with the campaign who shared the volunteers. Brown wanted everything and gave Zero, Nada, Niente, Nothing in return.
Thirty Million Dollars was spent on this man’s campaign. That was money raised from Massachusetts Republicans, by MA-GOP volunteers, by volunteers from down ticket campaigns. Now he’s sitting on all that voter data and refuses to share it with Republican Committees and Campaigns who need for their 2013 Municipal elections.
So now he wants to anoint the next MA-GOP Chair so as to have access to the Victory Fund. Sorry Senator, that money is needed to elect Republican Mayors, Selectman, City Councilors, School Committee members, and dog-catchers in 2013. It’s needed to elect State Reps and State Senators, Governor’s Councilors, District Attorneys, and County Clerks in 2014.
We can no longer afford to trade away the entire team and the entire farm system to buy one “star player,” and in this case a star player that had a lousy season.
Sorry Senator, you abandon not just the Republican Party, you abandoned the very Republicans whom you were asking to help you. Now you want to run the MA-GOP through your proxy. You’re more than welcome to seek the Republican nomination for Senate again. Should you win the nomination, you’ll get my vote. That is if you actually run as a Republican this time. As for support beyond that, well maybe if you start sharing the voter data with the local Republican Committees. But as far as I’m concerned, you’ve given any straight-thinking Republican State Committee member, sufficient reason to not vote for Kristen Hughes as State Party Chair!