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Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) pauses as he addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Wakefield, Massachusetts November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HEADSHOT) - RTR39VQ7
This kind of thing is not going to help former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown beat back those carpetbagging charges as he runs for Senate in New Hampshire:
Scott Brown’s New Hampshire Senate campaign sent a news release Wednesday questioning why Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) wasn’t appearing with President Obama while he was “in town.”

But Obama was in Worcester, Mass., about 50 miles from the New Hampshire border.

By "about 50 miles," the Washington Post actually means "less than 40 miles," but at least, unlike Brown's campaign, they correctly identify Worcester as being in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire. Brown's campaign is all, "we meant New England," but when you're talking about the state your candidate previously represented in the United States Senate, you don't have the luxury of engaging in this kind of loose regionalizing. So consider that already-weaksauce attempt to yoke Shaheen to Obama a complete failure.

Anyway, it's par for the course not just from a Massachusetts-to-New Hampshire carpetbagger, but also from a candidate who was previously confused about which state he was born in.

(Via Political Wire)

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 09:42 AM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and Daily Kos.

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