With President Barack Obama heading into reelection, it’s understandable that many Democrats will want to tie their election campaigns to him, especially as he is regaining popularity with both his party and the country at large.
Which is why the new campaign ad being released by Democratic Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren makes a lot of sense. What is a little more confusing is why her rival, Republican incumbent Senator Scott Brown is doing it, too.
Warren’s campaign is hoping to remind the voters of Massachusetts of her past attempts to help regulate the financial industry, and she has the president stepping in to do it. In the new spot, he praises her and her work on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling her “one of the country’s fiercest advocates for the middle class.”
But freshman Senator Scott Brown is standing by Obama, too, in his latest ad. In it, Brown discusses his attempts at bipartisanship, and the pride he felt at being by the President’s side during a bill signing. “Standing with President Obama on the day he signed it into law was another one of those great experiences.Whatever else may separate us, we are Americans first. To me, that means we need to work together now.”
While Warren’s big struggle currently is to introduce herself to voters who don’t know her, it looks as if Brown’s big problem is trying to reinvent himself and run away from the party who put him into office in the first place. We’ll see who is more successful in November.
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