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What can Brown do for you?

In case you haven’t heard, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ newest U.S. Senator/Rock Star is Scott Brown, the now-former state senator from Wrentham. The senator-elect put on his final public appearance before heading down to Washington at Christina’s events hall in Foxboro, getting welcomed by his supporters with a rock star welcome.

People were making comparisons of Brown’s following to then-Senator Barack Obama’s rise to national prominence back in 2004. Having covered that campaign, those comparisons aren’t far off… though some might notice a few key differences in their supporters’ demographic…

1.31.2010 — FOXBORO, Mass. — U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown snaps a self-portrait with supporter Ann Power of Stoughton at Christina's in Foxboro, his last scheduled public appearance before heading to Washington, on Jan. 31, 2010.


1.31.2010 — FOXBORO, Mass. — Supporters of U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown, from left, Bobbie Redman of Norton, Margaret Flynn of Hudson, and Rita Branagan of Plainville, welcome the newest member of Congress at Christina's in Foxboro, his last scheduled public appearance before heading to Washington, on Jan. 31, 2010.


1.31.2010 — FOXBORO, Mass. — U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown greets supporters at Christina's in Foxboro, his last scheduled public appearance before heading to Washington, on Jan. 31, 2010.

The Candidate

Here’s a few photos from a campaign event I covered last week for a new client, the MetroWest Daily News.

U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley was making a stop in Marlborough to accept the endorsement of mayor Nancy Stevens. It was a relatively generic campaign event, which is generally how these things go, but Coakley was personable and in full campaign mode — she shook my hand and introduced herself twice while making her round, not realizing she had already done it once. It’s always nice to see candidates interacting with people, and this one was no different, if not very familiar. I did manage to get there early enough to meet some of her family.

Here we go:

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.