Submitted by Christian Ollenborger, Hopkinton
Scott Brown for US Senate;
We face a number of interesting and possibly difficult decisions to make on November 6th of this year. I think the clear choice for U.S. Senate is Scott Brown. For years in this state I have witnessed fraud, corruption, broken promises and embarrassment from our elected officials. I have often said, “I just wish we had someone in office who wasn’t corrupt, who would put the people before politics and who did what they said they would do”. My friends we have this person in Scott Brown.
Throughout his political career, Scott Brown has continually focused on solving problems and moving our country forward, rather than fighting partisan battles and getting nothing accomplished.
Scott said from the start he’d be an independent voice and has taken this attitude to the U.S. Senate and despite that body being incredibly polarized, because of Senator Brown’s presence, tough Wall Street Reform was passed, a bill encouraging the hiring of veterans was enacted, and Senator Brown personally led the fight to ban insider trading for members of Congress.
Despite those successes, our country is still facing some very real problems. Over 8% of Americans are unemployed, while millions of others have stopped looking for work completely, or are stuck in part-time jobs when they need fulltime employment.
To combat this crisis, we can’t elect more bitter partisans that are determined to go to Washington and throw rocks. We need to elect someone that is willing to work across the aisle in order to find bipartisan solutions that actually move the country in the right direction. That is what Scott Brown has done in his first two years, and it is what he will continue to do, which is why he needs to be re-elected.