Former Boston mayor/Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn has cut a TV spot supporting Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Hey, I’m Ecumenical!).
Via Politico’s Morning Score:
Ray Flynn, the former Democratic mayor of Boston, explains why he is breaking from his party to support Scott Brown in a new 30-second ad that will begin airing statewide today. “Scott Brown is a person that I have great admiration for,” he says. “I have found him to be a regular guy, honest, hardworking. He’s also an independent voice. I’m a Democrat but I’m tired of all the polarization, the pettiness, the bickering. Scott Brown is a person that you can work with. I mean, I’ve been involved in politics for almost 50 years. That’s the name of the game — electing people you can trust.” Flynn’s a South Boston guy, and this ad is a reminder that Elizabeth Warren has a problem with the blue-collar Catholics that constituted Flynn’s base. He was mayor from 1984 until 1993, when he resigned to become Bill Clinton’s ambassador to the Vatican. This spot will run in each of the state’s markets (Boston, Springfield, Providence and Albany), as well as on statewide cable.
Does Ray Flynn actually have a constituency anymore? God (or the Vatican) only knows.