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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

One might think that by now, Republicans would have learned that the Sununu family makes awful campaign surrogates. But they keep falling into the same trap that infamously ensnared Mitt Romney.

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown is the latest victim. Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate for three years, has faced repeated accusations of carpetbagging throughout the campaign. So he couldn’t have been thrilled to hear New Hampshire executive councilor Chris Sununu introduce him at an event on Monday by telling the crowd that he’s not “a phony from Massachusetts,” but “a phony from New Hampshire.”

The video was captured by a tracker from the liberal American Bridge PAC, which has followed Brown assiduously throughout the campaign (even stalking him in a canoe last week). Brown has rewarded those monitoring his events with several gaffes, including repeatedly forgetting which state he’s in, and once hiding in a bathroom to avoid answering questions about his opinion on the Hobby Lobby ruling.

Despite his missteps, Brown appears to be gaining ground in the polls. But he still trails incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen by 6 percent, according to the Huffington Post’s poll average.

Photo: Newington NH via Flickr

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