Scott Brown on Hannity
The GOP candidate in the Massachusetts special election for Senate will be on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show tonight, according to David Bernstein of the Boston Phoenix.
This is all becoming extremely reminiscent of the conservative push for Doug Hoffman in NY-23: After flying under the radar for weeks, he became a cause celebre and made the rounds on conservative talk radio and TV. The timing may have been off; Democrats portrayed him as a tool of extreme right-wingers, and they ended up surging from behind to win the race. The difference in Massachusetts is that Brown, who’s always had major party backing, started organizing on the ground much earlier than Hoffman. The other difference, however, is that Massachusetts is far safer Democratic territory than NY-23.