Scott Brown disagrees with Mitt Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment

September 18, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) says he doesn't approve of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a May fundriaser. The Hill's Ballot Box blog: 

Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements.

"That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs," he said in an email to The Hill.

Brown is running in a state that President Obama is expected to carry with ease in November. 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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