Sen. Brown Wins Support Of Democratic Lawmaker

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has for the first time picked up the endorsement of a sitting Democratic state lawmaker - state Rep. Christopher Fallon of Malden.

Fallon said Friday he broke with his party and backed Brown because of his decency and sincerity. Fallon also said he and Brown have been friends for a long time.

Brown has been touting his support from Democrats — including former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn and former Springfield Mayor Charlie Ryan — as he tries to cast himself as a bipartisan lawmaker.

Brown is facing a challenge from Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the November election, already the most expensive in state history.

On Wednesday, Warren gave a prime time address at the Democratic National Convention in which she appealed to middle class voters.

This program aired on September 7, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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