Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Scott Brown is the Republican candidate in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. He is challenging Democratic candidate Martha Coakley.
Question? Will gay men who live in Massachusetts elect Scott Brown based solely on the fact that he’s hot? Pictured above, Scott Brown was selected by Cosmopolitan as their June 1982 “Sexiest Man.”
Since the mid-1980s, Brown has won nine consecutive elections, including three terms in the House and a special election in 2004 to fill the state Senate seat of Democrat Cheryl Jacques.
He is the darling of the so-called ‘teabaggers,’ with a voting record that wins high marks from business, gun owner groups and Citizens for Limited Taxation. Brown receives low grades from the National Organization for Women, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the AFL-CIO.
The most troubling thing about Scott Brown is his vocal opposition to marriage equality, even going so far as supporting a possible ballot measure to amend the state constitution and ban same-sex marriage.