Today’s Monday Fix column — yes, we write for the dead-tree edition of the Post too! — looks at Sen. Scott Brown’s (R) decision to wade into the special elections in Hawaii and Pennsylvania and what it might mean for the man from Massachusetts’ political future.
Brown has emailed the Hawaii addresses on his broad national fundraising list — gathered during his stunning January special election victory over state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) — to ask for donations for Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou in advance of the May 22 special election in Hawaii’s 1st district.
Brown will actually travel to Pennsylvania on May 14 for a fundraiser and rally to benefit businessman Tim Burns who is locked in a tough race with former congressional staffer Mark Critz (D) in the 12th district.
To date, Brown has been reluctant to step far outside the boundaries of Massachusetts when it comes to endorsements, having only supported Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) prior to now.
But, Brown could face a choice on that front soon enough.
“While Brown insists his focus is on winning a full term in 2012 and supporting the likely presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, his star power and the challenge of holding a seat in a strongly Democratic state could well force a rethinking of that plan — and a move to the national stage — at some point soon.”
Brown may be too green to be presidential material but he would almost certainly be in the mix for vice president if anyone other than Romney is the nominee.
Read more at The Washington Post