• Rachel Maddow's 2012 Senate Campaign Is Off to a Great Start

    Last week Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown emailed his supporters about a new challenge for 2012, and a new reason why they should donate to his re-election campaign: the burgeoning candidacy of MSNBC host (and fellow Bay Stater) Rachel Maddow…

    Friends,

    It's only been a couple of months since I've been in office, and before I've even settled into my new job, the political machine in Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you're not going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit — liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.

    [...] I relish being an independent voice in Washington, one that doesn't march in lockstep with the rest of the Washington crowd. The Democratic Party bosses in Massachusetts disagree. They want a rubberstamp who will vote for their plans to expand government, increase debt and raise taxes. Someone like Rachel Maddow. I'm sure she's a nice person — I just don't think America can afford her liberal politics.

    Massachusetts Dems are recruiting Rachel Maddow for the Senate? Really? That seems unlikely, but hey, Scott Brown is the most powerful man in Washington. Surely he's got the inside dirt on these things.

    In typical new-candidate fashion, Maddow denied the rumor on her next show (Duh, she doesn't want to blow her announcement later in the year, when she unveils her campaign logo). But now the jig's up: Rachel Maddow took out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe

    Hi, I'm Rachel Maddow. I host a TV show on MSNBC. I also live in Western Massachusetts, in the beautiful hilltowns of Hampshire County.

    Buttering up the locals like a pro! Wow, she'll be good on the stump.

    I'm not running against Scott Brown. I never said I was running against Scott Brown. The Massachusetts Democratic Party never asked me to run against Scott Brown. It's just not true. Honestly. I swear. No, really.

    So the big campaign kickoff — when do you think she'll do it? April? Early May? Maybe at Fenway, center field?


    Tags: Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow, Scott Brown, Senate

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