An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) as a member of the "gang of eight" working on deficit reduction. Alexander is a supporter of the group but not a member. It also misidentified Sen. John Cornyn's position in the Texas GOP Senate primary. Cornyn was officially neutral in the race.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.