US Senator Scott Brown,
Republican of Massachusetts, is rolling out a television spot Tuesday
The 30-second spot, dubbed “Diner” and shot at James’ Breakfast and More in Wrentham, shows Brown entering the restaurant and speaking directly into the camera.
“The problem with Washington is that people down there are always battling,” Brown says. “That’s not how I operate. We’re Americans first, and I’ll work with anyone to get things done.”
He goes on to speak of his advocacy for key legislation.
“I was the tiebreaking vote on Wall Street reform, led the way on a jobs bill for veterans, and helped pass a strong new ethics law for Congress,” he says.
A Globe headline citing a Congressional Quarterly study calling Brown the “2dMost Bipartisan Senator in 2011” later appears on the screen, and the spot ends with a note of encouragement from a waitress.
“You deserve another cup,” she says as she refills his coffee mug.
The spot will air in the Boston, Springfield, Providence, and Albany markets, as well as on statewide cable, Brown’s campaign said in a statement.
Monday, Colin Reed, a campaign spokesman, said he did not have information on the cost of the ad buy.
The spot does not mention Brown’s likely Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, and Reed did not answer directly when asked if future ads will attack her.
“The point of this ad is to highlight how Scott Brown works in a bipartisan fashion to get things done,” Reed wrote in an e-mail.
A Suffolk University/WHDH-TV poll released last week showed Brown and Warren in a virtual dead heat in the election.
Warren, a Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate who helped create the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has sought to portray Brown as beholden to major financial interests.
Her campaign also recently released a television spot in which supporters discuss her modest upbringing and reputation for taking on Wall Street. “Big banks, institutions, Wall Street, she’s not afraid of anybody,” one woman says in the spot.
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