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A Senator Scott Brown, R.-Mass., supporter is paying Obama supporters to support the incumbent in his hard fought race against Elizabeth Warren.
The Boston Herald reports that Benjamin Thompson, who is African-American, is running “Obama supporters for Brown” that is paying about 20 “volunteers” a daily rate that works out to about $8 per hour. Their responsibilities include wearing pro-Brown T-shirts. At least four of the participants are homeless.
The storefront operation has support from the GOP’s MassVictory push but the Brown campaign had no comment.
The Herald reports:
“We want to let black people know that they actually have an option. This state is controlled by the Democrats to the extent that before we came here on Thursday the Warren office was closed every day,” Thompson said. “They’ve put no money in the black community because urban America, the black community is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic party. If I had my way, every black person in America would be unenrolled and you’d have to fight for our votes.
“I’m voting for two incumbents who have a track record: that’s Obama and Brown. I know what they stand for,” Thompson added. “I don’t like every vote Scott Brown has taken but I respect the fact that I know what he stands for.”
…Thompson insisted that just like him, all of the “Obama Supporters for Brown” campaigners would support Brown, regardless of payment.
h/t Daily News
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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