About 100,000 miles later, former Sen. Scott Brown’s pickup truck is back.
It’s just in another state.
Brown famously ran an ad featuring his pickup truck in his 2010 race for the Senate in Massachusetts. He’s trying that regular-guy message again as he attempts a comeback, though this time in New Hampshire.
“Scott Brown has almost 300,000 miles on this truck,” the narrator of his new ad, released Friday, states. “Over the last few weeks it’s taken him all across New Hampshire. Listening. Learning. And what he’s heard is pretty simple: people want an America that leads the world again. A healthcare system that works for New Hampshire. And more good jobs. Isn’t it time someone took their side?”
Compare that ad to the one Brown ran in 2010.
“My name is Scott Brown and I’m running for the United States Senate. This is my truck. I put a lot of miles on it during this campaign. Wherever I go people tell me they’re concerned about the path our country is on. Spending is out of control. Government keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s time for a new direction. I love this old truck. It’s brought me closer to the people of this state. And I want to speak for them as their next United States Senator. I’m Scott Brown and I approve this message because it’s time we end business as usual in Washington.”
After winning a special election to fill former Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat in 2010, Brown lost re-election to the liberal Democrat Elizabeth Warren two years later.
The GOP recruited him to move to New Hampshire, where he has family ties. He officially announced his intent to run to unseat New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday.