Scott Brown doesn't seem to be making many friends anymore. He called on Sen. Kelly Ayotte to vote against a bill that his rival, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen authored and she told him to shove it because she thought it was good for her state.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) explained Thursday why she voted to support legislation by her Democratic counterpart, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), despite a call from a fellow Republican who opposed the bill.
"I just did what I thought was best based on my state and voted the way I thought I should," Ayotte told The Huffington Post.
Scott Brown, a former Republican senator from Massachusetts, is running in New Hampshire against Shaheen, one of the authors of energy efficiency legislation known as Shaheen-Portman. HuffPost reported on Tuesday that Brown had urged Senate Republican leadership to block the bill from moving forward so as to deprive Shaheen of a legislative victory.
Ayotte was one of only three Republicans who voted on Monday to advance the largely uncontroversial bill, along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and the bill's other author, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). Even some Republicans who had sponsored the legislation voted to block it. "People make their own decisions," Ayotte said.
She added that the conversation with Brown was cordial. "I told him what my position was on it and he didn't push me on that," she said.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is leading Brown in the last poll I saw and I hope she wins big.
Scott Brown is the type of politician that typifies everything that's wrong with our political system.