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Scott Brown Drinks, Drives In Boston Herald Column

Pretty common in Massachusetts, actually.

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Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown drinks beer, drives his truck, and loses his keys in a Boston Herald article from today. A reporter followed him to a brewery in Canton, MA:

“You can pound those pretty good,” Brown said as he tasted one of the lighter brews. His favorite was a hoppy beer called Red I.P.A.

“Sit down. Try this one. I’ve seen you in the bars before, don’t act like you’ve never been to a bar,” he said, sliding over a stool. “We’re gonna have her dancing in the back of the truck.”

Brown then got behind the wheel of his dark green pickup and cruised to his next campaign stop.

Later:

"He even lost his keys at one campaign stop — adding an unplanned exclamation point to his regular-guy persona."

Drinking and driving aside, it's this kind of campaigning that gives "Scotto" an edge in Massachusetts, where a successful populist approach hinges on appreciating a good drink and talking credibly about the Red Sox. Though Brown's opponent Elizabeth Warren is a darling of the progressive movement and has out-fundraised him, the two are neck-and-neck in the polls.

Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics and foreign policy.

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