Critical eyes on team behind Mitt Romney, Scott Brown
Consulting firm seen as overextended
Two years ago, Republican Scott Brown’s surprising election to the Senate made stars out of Romney confidant Eric Fehrnstrom and his partners at The Shawmut Group. For the 2012 political cycle, the group worked exclusively on two high-profile races: Brown’s attempted reelection to the Senate and Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential campaign. In the aftermath of stinging losses in both contests, Republican insiders have raised questions about whether the group spread itself too thin with two of the biggest races in the country.