GOP Campaign Pays Black Homeless People $8 an Hour to Wear ‘Obama Supporters For Brown’ T-Shirts
Republican Senator Scott Brown is losing in the polls to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, and when politicians fall behind, they get desperate. Senator Brown is demonstrating his desperation by paying black people, many of them homeless, to wear ‘Obama supporters for Brown’ t-shirts.
The Republican Party in Massachusetts is bankrolling an effort to get more black voters on their team by paying them $8 an hour to sport Scott Brown t-shirts. The organizer of Obama Supporters for Brown, Benjamin Thompson, admitted to the Boston Herald that he paid homeless people to show up at a rally wearing the t-shirts. Thompson, however, maintains that the people who showed up were supportive of Brown’s campaign and that the monies paid were just to cover the cost of transportation.
Brown has been trailing in the most recent Huffington Post polls, causing the Senate race to switch from “toss up” to “leaning Democratic”. Warren also leads Brown 50 percent to 45 percent among likely voters in a Western New England University poll conducted for the Springfield Republican newspaper and Masslive.com.
There is a very large gender gap in the polls as well, with Warren leading heavily among women and Brown leading just as heavily among men. But Warren leads strongly among Democrats and independents, which may account for her edge over Brown in the polls.
This has been the most expensive Senate election in recent history and also one of the most highly contested, but Warren has maintained her slim lead throughout.
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