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Bridget Johnson


May 9, 2012 - 8:38 am

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), facing a challenge from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau special advisor Elizabeth Warren, doesn’t mince words in his first ad — called, simply, “Independent”:

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ThinkProgress has its knickers in a twist over this, though, noting Brown voted with the GOP to filibuster “a stunning” 76 percent of the time.

Independents fueled Brown’s victory to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s seat in 2010. President Obama won 57 percent of independents in 2008, but Brown is estimated to have nabbed some 65 percent of independents in his first Senate race.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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