Nevertheless, Democrats have said they will try to push Brown into the fold through a combination of personal lobbying and messaging efforts aimed at Massachusetts. They also plan to make the case over the coming weeks that his opposition is tantamount to supporting the kind of Swift Boat ads that helped sink the 2004 presidential campaign of Browns home-state colleague, Sen. John Kerry (D).But Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho warned it will not help.If anybody knows anything about being Swiftboated, its Scott Brown, Gitcho said. The Democrats ran ugly ads and mail against him filled with flat-out lies. None of the groups now lobbying for his vote came to his defense during the campaign that was fueled by left-wing special interests.
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.