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What a, uh, Surprise: Scott Brown Says He’d Support the Reid Debt Plan

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By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 07:43 PM

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Given Sen. Brown’s brief Senate voting history (i.e. this and this), it won’t be surprising at all if he votes for Harry Reid’s debt bill. It’s just too bad that the fact Brown is in Kennedy’s old seat makes him feel compelled to ask “what would Ted do” before deciding how to vote.

WBUR:

Sen. Scott Brown told WBUR’s Monica Brady-Myerov Friday in Washington that he would vote in favor of the proposal offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, should Reid bring it to the floor.

Brown said the proposal may not go as far to address the nation’s debt as many Republicans want, but it’s a good first step.

Brown was on the receiving end of today’s White House Twitter spamfest, and this Tweet might have gotten him a few calls. I don’t think it made the difference in how Brown plans to vote though — bipartisanship had him at hello.

Brown’s spokesman emailed the following the Washington Post:

We are days away from default. Senator Brown will support a bill that contains spending cuts and doesn’t increase taxes and allows us to avoid default. That could be a Republican bill, or a Democrat bill — it doesn’t matter. He believes we need to set aside our party loyalties and get the job done for the people we represent.

It sounds like he’ll pretty much vote for anything that kicks the can down the road a ways. At least there’s no bluff to call.

So what’s wrong with the Reid bill? Tina Korbe at Hot Air has a good overview.

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