Downturn Scotty Brown (R-Elsewhere) has reared his pretty head again, this time “[urging] Republicans to kill a bipartisan energy efficiency bill to deny his opponent (and the bill’s top backer) Jeanne Shaheen an election year victory,” according to MSNBC.
From the Huffington Post:
Scott Brown Urged GOP Senators To Kill Jeanne Shaheen’s Energy Efficiency Bill
WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown called Senate Republican leadership to urge them to stop a bipartisan energy efficiency bill, so as not to give Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), the bill’s Democratic sponsor and his Democratic opponent, something to run on.
The Huffington Post first reported on Tuesday that Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, lobbied against the bill as recently as last week. The Shaheen-Portman bill failed to clear a procedural hurdle Monday despite enjoying broad bipartisan support.
Pop Quiz: Can Scott Brown expect to enjoy broad bipartisan support (which is crucial to his chances for success) by acting this way?
Answer: Quite likely not.