The liberal Super PAC American Bridge has released a web video – to coincide with Fenway’s 100th Birthday Bash – that whacks Sen. Scott Brown (R-Fenway Franking Privilege) for purportedly pushing to ship the Sox to Foxborough back in 2001.
Via Politico’s Morning Score:
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE – AMERICAN BRIDGE HITS BROWN ON FENWAY: On the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, the Democratic-linked Super PAC will push this 45-second web video noting Sen. Scott Brown’s support while in the state legislature for sending the Boston Red Sox to Foxborough, where the New England Patriots play. This is relevant because Brown recently said in a radio ad that replacing Fenway would have been “a mistake.” The tagline: “Good thing Scott Brown struck out.” Maybe he will get asked about it when he is on Morning Joe live from Fenway with Democrat Elizabeth Warren…
Red Mass Group, though, has a decidedly different take on this issue:
The clipping . . . comes from the January 9, 2001 Wilmington Morning Star. The story was written in the middle of the Red Sox desire to build a new stadium. Brown when asked, commented that Foxborough made sense, rather than duplicate public outlay. That’s what the story says.
The story does not say, Scott Brown said tear down Fenway Park and bring it to Foxborough. The Story merely states that Scott Brown said that Foxborough, a town which borders his own, would have been a good place for the stadium if the Red Sox in fact decided to tear it down.
You call balls and strikes on this story.
As for the video vis à vis the People’s Pledge, here’s our call from a previous at-bat.
P.S. The harddailing staff called American Bridge and asked how much they’ve spent on the web video. They said they’ve spent nothing.