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Jack Carlson
Jack Carlson
Clarendon Scholar, Oxford University

Republicans and moderates: Don’t waste your money on Scott Brown

In 2010, when Scott Brown ran for Senate in the special election that followed Ted Kennedy’s death, his campaign attracted sensational attention and an outpouring of financial support from Republicans across the United States. In 2012, Brown failed to defend his seat against Elizabeth Warren, in the most expensive congressional race in the nation (and the most expensive contest in Massachusetts history). Now Brown has a chance to run yet another senatorial campaign --- this time, it seems, against his most formidable foe yet: 20-term congressman Ed Markey. If the Republican Party has any sense, any esteem for fiscal conservatism, and any regard for the views and values of young, educated Republicans --- in short, any thought for its future as a party --- it will not waste any more money on Brown.

Prince Joseph III

12:47 AM 09/21/2012

In 1999, the House of Lords Act was passed, preventing (for the most part) seats in Great Britain’s legislature from being inherited. This November, we will see if seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are sometimes a matter of birthright.