As the Massachusetts Democratic Party tries to tie Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Brown is stressing his bipartisan credentials with two new endorsements.
Brown on Monday rolled out endorsements from two Gloucester politicians: former Democratic State Representative Anthony Verga and independent City Councilor Sefatia Romeo Theken.
Verga, a state representative from 1995 to 2009, called Brown “an independent-minded person, not a partisan rock thrower.” Verga said he and Brown worked together when Brown was in the Massachusetts House, from 1998 to 2004. “I can tell you that he approaches each challenge with an open mind and an eye toward problem solving,” Verga said.
Theken cited issues that Brown has worked on affecting the region, such as overregulation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and helping small and seasonal businesses deal with new health care regulations.
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This story first ran in the Springfield Republican on June 25, 2012.