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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.