Sep 13, 2013
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Connecticut Politics

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to Headline Connecticut GOP Dinner

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to Headline Connecticut GOP Dinner

Alex Brandon/AP

Scott Brown speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington last year.

The Republican party in a state dominated by Democrats is looking for some tips from a Republican whose election foreshadowed a GOP takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, who stunned the political world when he was elected in 2010 to succeed Ted Kennedy, will deliver the keynote speech at the chairman’s dinner, hosted by the Connecticut Republican party and party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr.

“It is an honor to have Senator Scott Brown keynoting the 2013 Chairman’s Dinner,” Labriola said in a release. “In 2010, Senator Brown inspired us all and shocked the nation as he became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in nearly 40 years.

“Scott Brown exemplifies how hard work and the right message can yield success for Republicans even in the bluest of states.”

In an upset that set the tone for the mid-term elections of 2010, Brown beat state Attorney General Martha Coakley in a special election for the U.S. senate seat left vacant after Kennedy’s death.

Brown lost to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren when he ran for election to a full six-year term last year.

Last month, Brown told the Boston Herald he is considering a run for president in 2016. He has declined to run for governor.

The news earned a quip from the state’s Democratic Party, which re-tweeted a story by Neil Vigdor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers announcing Brown’s visit and tacked on the hashtag: "same old party."

The dinner, held Oct. 2 at the Continental Manor in Norwalk, costs $100 a person. In addition to Brown’s speech, the dinner will also honor Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia as Mayor of the Year, and Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei as First Selectman of the Year.

 

 

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to Headline Connecticut GOP Dinner

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