BOSTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who won last year’s special election by tapping into populist voter sentiment, has yet to hold a public town hall meeting to take questions from Massachusetts residents.
Massachusetts Democrats, who are hoping to win back the seat once held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, are tweaking Brown for failing to schedule a meeting to let members of the public express their concerns.
A Brown spokesman acknowledged Brown hasn’t had a town hall-style meeting, but said he’s attended more than 200 events in Massachusetts and is focused on creating jobs.
Brown won the office by labeling Kennedy’s former seat the “people’s seat” and burnished his everyman image by driving a pickup truck and wearing a barn jacket.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry has held five town hall meetings since Brown’s election.
(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)