Franklin, NH—Scott Brown tried to hide his opposition to increasing the minimum wage - not once but twice - at an event in Franklin yesterday. Brown was confronted twice by a New Hampshire voter who asked if he would support increasing the minimum wage and giving a much deserved raise to more than 110,000 Granite Staters. Both times he tried to hide his opposition by not giving a simple yes or no answer.
“Scott Brown is ducking New Hampshire voters, refusing to answer questions, and hiding his opposition to a responsible increase in the minimum wage,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown has been cashing in on his Senate candidacy and lining his own pockets with Wall Street cash he collected from speaking to a hedge fund conference. But when it comes to answering New Hampshire's families' questions on the minimum wage, he runs and hides. That makes him wrong for New Hampshire."
The former Massachusetts Senator has a pattern of cashing in on his reputation and Senate candidacy and avoiding straightforward questions. In May, Brown collected $20,000 for flying to a Wall Street hedge fund conference in Las Vegas. Just a few weeks later, he was forced to resign from the board of a scandal plagued beauty supply company turned weapons manufacturer. The sketchy penny stock company had used Brown’s stature as a former U.S. Senator to woo investors and its executives had previously been sued for securities fraud.
Last month, when asked about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision by a reporter, he opted to run and hide in a restaurant bathroom rather than talk about his belief that employers should be able to deny women coverage for basic health services.
“New Hampshire can't trust Scott Brown. Scott Brown is running for Scott Brown and the Big Oil and Wall Street special interests that fund his campaigns,” added McClain.