In an effort to keep you up-to-date with the happenings on the campaign trail, we’ve created this weekly campaign wrap-up. Here’s what you may have missed:
The week kicked off with the campaign hosting the Women for Brown Coalition at its Boston headquarters. At the event U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe endorsed Scott and emphasized his bipartisanship and proven ability to build bridges as key “to the future of Massachusetts and to the future of this country.”
Later in the week, Scott specifically singled out the looming 2.3% tax on the more than 400 medical device companies in Massachusetts. He shared the infographic (pictured below) on Facebook to illustrate how the medical device tax impacts job numbers in Massachusetts. The Boston Herald covered Brown’s criticism of the job-killing tax. You can see the article here.
On Friday, Scott announced that he would write a $34,545 check to charity in response to issue ads run by the American Petroleum Institute, not only upholding the “People’s Pledge,” but also closing a loophole that could have allowed issue ads to run in the state, as reported by The Washington Post in a piece headlined “Pact on third-party ads seems to be working in Massachusetts”.
Early on Saturday morning Scott stopped off for a bite and some conversation at Cappa’s Trackside Cafe. You can see his FourSquare check-in here or on Twitter.