Scott Brown Embraced as Role Model by Local Politicians

Stuart Applebaum, president of the powerful Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, calls Scott Brown's Massachusetts victory "stunning" and a "wake-up call," suggests it means Paterson is finished, and backs Cuomo. Paterson's campaign manager says, au contraire, "Yesterday's outcome in Massachusetts reminds us how fast frontrunners can falter and that there is nothing inevitable in politics."

Bruce Blakeman, longshot GOP candidate for Senate, says look at me, I'm Scott Brown too! "People like the message Scott Brown brought," says Blakeman. "They want somebody who is akin to him. And I think we're both on the same message."

Everybody loves a winner, but politicians are downright skanky about it.


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