U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown looks to warm up voters under the hot sun at Scammon Farm in Stratham Wednesday afternoon. The former U.S. Republican senator from Massachusetts is pictured here with his wife, Gail, and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who was there to endorse him as the Republican candidate to face Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. (APRIL GUILMET)
Hundreds gather at Stratham farm to support Scott Brown
The former Massachusetts governor was a guest speakers at Wednesday’s rally for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Brown at Doug and Stella Scammons’ farm. Romney got a standing ovation as he strode onstage.
Overhead, a plane circled bearing a banner reading “Go Scott Go” as “The Pride of America,” sung by Brown’s daughter, Ayla, wafted through the speakers.
“Six years into the Obama administration, this is the year we need to take back the Senate,” he told them, eliciting cheers. “I say, let that change begin right here in New Hampshire.”
Also attending were state Senate President Chuck Morse and former Gov. John H. Sununu, who said he “couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his 75th birthday.”
“The public is already understanding that its self-appointed emperor has no clothes,” Sununu said.
Michael Roche, who bears a strong resemblance to Brown, grinned knowingly as several passersby stopped to snap his photo, or simply give him a thumbs up.
Newfields resident Judy Scott said she has high hopes for Brown.
“I feel he’s a force that would be honorable and correct and would be willing to work with others on both sides of the aisle,” Scott said. “And that’s what Congress needs right now.”
“I can tell you they are more interested in promoting themselves and corporate special interests than fighting for middle-class families,” McGee said. “When you get down to it, Scott Brown and Mitt Romney are really just both a couple of failed Massachusetts politicians who own summer homes in New Hampshire and stand with Wall Street and Big Oil at the expense of working families.”
“Brown’s record is clear: He sides with Big Oil, Wall Street and the corporate special interests who pay for his campaigns,” Buckley said. “Now they’re trying to buy him New Hampshire’s Senate seat.”