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  •  The AFL-CIO did NOT endorse Brown in 2010. (2+ / 0-)
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    DefendOurConstitution, 417els

    You are perhaps confusing this with the endorsement of Brown in the legislative election of 2008.  The labor council endorsed Martha Coakley in the special election of 2010, although rather unenthusiatically, which is understandable.

    What IS true is that Brown's labor rating went from 75% in the legislature down to 33% or 25% depending on who is defining it.  Also working in Waren's favor is the expected higher turnout in the industrial cities over January 2010 (see my post downthread).

    "Now go out there and make me do it!" - Franklin Roosevelt

    by brae70 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 04:46:20 AM PDT

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    •  My bad. It was in 2008 that AFL-CIO endorsed (2+ / 0-)
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      Brown.

      In 2008, Scott Brown sought and received the endorsement of the AFL-CIO in his campaign for re-election to the state Senate. Brown did not try to hide his Republican leanings, but he did stress his support for the issues important to the working people of Massachusetts. He mentioned he was a member of two unions -- dating back to his time as a magazine model.

      But after two short years in the U.S. Senate – manipulated by extremist Republican colleagues – Brown has changed. He has become much more K Street, Washington D.C. than Main Street Wrentham. He is Wall Street’s favorite senator.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:52:00 AM PDT

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