Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Ray Flynn’s pitch to Catholics

With his working-class roots, former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn definitely stands for the average guy. He’s also a pro-life Democrat, who once served as US ambassador to the Vatican.

The combination explains the true value of his television ad endorsing Republican Senator Scott Brown over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warrren. Flynn describes Brown as “a regular guy . . . honest . . . hardworking . . . an independent voice . . . a person you can work with.” For those who know Flynn’s history, that ad packs a lot of symbolism into a short pitch.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week