The Massachusetts Outsourcers Vs. The New Hampshire Voters

Scott Brown’s lackluster campaign is always in need of a lift. Maybe they’re hoping for a car elevator kind of lift. That’s right, Might Romney’s coming back to town!

Brown has truly bear-hugged Mitt Romney in this campaign, and it makes sense if you think about it. Sure, Romney lost New Hampshire decisively in 2012, but him and Scott Brown have striking similarities: Two proud Bay Staters who have yielded huge profits from their roles at outsourcing companies.

Scott Brown says he won’t create one job in New Hampshire. But if you want to create jobs overseas, you can’t beat the Brown/Romney tag team!​

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First of all, where is Scott Brown *really* from?

At tonight’s New Hampshire Senate Republican primary debate, when asked why he’s running for Senate in NH this time around, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown said he’s running in the Granite State because “first of all I live here in New Hampshire, it’s kind of hard to run when you’re not in that state… I have long and strong ties” to New Hampshire.

Here at American Bridge, that caught our attention, and same for our friends at Granite State Progress, who promptly released this audio from a 2010 radio interview in which the very same Scott Brown clarifies “first of all, I’m not from New Hampshire.”

So which is it, Scott?

Brown Can’t Hide From His People’s Pledge

Much as he may try, Scott Brown just can’t hide from the people’s pledge he devised and signed in his 2012 campaign for Senate in Massachusetts. Despite claiming in a recent radio interview that people in New Hampshire have only been asking him about “things that matter,” Brown was asked about the pledge twice last weekend at a forum of College Republicans at Plymouth State University, and again at an event at a hospital in Rochester, NH, last week. In February, Brown himself talked up his past pledge during a speech at Cornell University. Sure sounds like Brown thought it was a thing that matters.

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Scott “Bay State” Brown Still Has Massachusetts Plates

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who is publicly flirting with a 2014 Senate campaign in “Massachesett–uh, in New Hampshire,” has spent months parading around the state in his famous GMC truck. It seems that Brown was in such a rush, however, that he overlooked crucial details before jumping over the state line to hobnob with New Hampshire Republicans. As you can see below, Brown’s famous truck still has Massachusetts plates.

Without a New Hampshire license plate to call his own, it’s no wonder that while speaking at a fundraiser this summer, Scott Brown tried to recite New Hampshire’s famous state motto “Live Free AND Die,” before struggling to recover and correcting himself.

Perhaps now is the time for Scott Brown to invest in NH plates, if only to remind him what state he’s in and what their motto is.

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Oops! Scott Brown forgets what state he’s in: “Massachus-New Hampshire” (VIDEO)

Last night, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown put Rick Perry’s “Oops!” moment to shame by officially forgetting what state he is publicly flirting with seeking office in. While discussing his timetable for making a decision about a potential Senate run (in Londonderry, NEW HAMPSHIRE) Scott Brown said…

What I’ve heard from the Republicans up here is they’re thankful that I’ve been around for a year, helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are effecting not only people here in Massachesett–uh, in New Hampshire, but also in Massachusetts, obviously, in Maine. I’ve been to Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, I’ve been all over the New England area, certainly, talking and helping people raise money.

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BRIDGE BRIEFING: The Extreme Views Of “Women for Ken”

Recently, Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli announced the support of “Women for Ken.” Considering Cuccinelli’s record on issues of importance to Virginia women, the organization is reminiscent of the “Women for Akin” group that backed the Missouri Congressman even after he infamously claimed “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

A closer examination of the list reveals that the comparison is apt – among the list of Cuccinelli supporters one will find some of the same women who rushed forward to defend Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who called a pregnancy resulting from rape “something that God intended.” It’s not surprising that they place Cuccinelli in the same company.

Many of these women have been affiliated with the organizations and candidates who are most adamant about denying women the opportunity to make decisions about their own body or curtailing their access to health care. The list also includes the sponsor of the Virginia legislation that would have required women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before they could have an abortion.

The “Women for Ken” have made clear that they support Cuccinelli because he shares their views on the treatment on Virginia women and families. It’s worth keeping in mind what he had to do to earn the support of people like this.

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Mitt Romney Makes the Case for Obama (feat. Siri)

We preempted today’s jobs numbers with footage of Romney making the economic case for reelecting President Obama… with a little help from Siri. It uses a clip of Romney saying Americans know it’s “poppycock” to the president (Bush) for the state of the economy in 2004 and another showing Romney making the argument that people should look at the overall job trend rather than the “net-net” jobs created on his watch in 2006.

It ends with Romney saying in 2004: “The people of America have to ask do you want to stay with a president who is rebuilding the economy, who is creating jobs, or do you want to stop midstream and find someone new?” The footage of Romney, which we released earlier this year, was recovered from the Massachusetts archive by American Bridge researchers.

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NEW CAMPAIGN: Mitt Gets Worse

American Bridge 21st Century and Courage Campaign SuperPAC have launched Mitt Gets Worse. This oral history project and rapid response campaign is aimed at exposing Mitt Romney’s extreme anti-LGBT agenda. Coupling Mitt’s own words with those of LGBT activists, Mitt Gets Worse chronicles Mitt Romney’s history with LGBT rights, first as governor of Massachusetts and now as a GOP presidential candidate.

Visit the Mitt Gets Worse website, like our facebook page, or tweet us @MittGetsWorse.

Here just one of the videos featured on the site — a first hand account from LGBT activist,  Julie Goodridge, speaking on her experience with Mitt Romney as governor of Massachussetts.