The Corner

The People’s Seats

Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) endorses nine congressional hopefuls in the Bay State:

– Jeff Perry, a state representative, who is running to represent the 10th Congressional District. He is facing Bill Keating, the Democratic nominee and the Norfolk County District Attorney. They are running for an open seat, being vacated by the retirement of Representative Bill Delahunt.

– Vern Harrison, a businessman, who is running to represent the 9th Congressional District. He is facing Representative Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat.

– Gerry Dembrowski, a physician and small business owner, who is running to represent the 7th Congressional District. He is facing Representative Edward J. Markey, a Malden Democrat.

– Bill Hudak, an attorney and small business owner, who is running to represent the 6th Congressional District. He is facing Representative John Tierney, a Salem Democrat.

– Jon Golnik, a small business owner, who is running to represent the 5th Congressional District. He is facing Representative Niki Tsongas, a Lowell Democrat.

– Sean Bielat, a veteran of the Marine Corps, who is running to represent the 4th Congressional District. He is facing Representative Barney Frank, a Newton Democrat.

– Marty Lamb, a small business owner and attorney, who is running to represent the 3rd Congressional District. He is facing Representative James McGovern, a Worcester Democrat

– Tom Wesley, a Navy veteran and businessman, who is running to represent the 2nd Congressional District. He is facing Representative Richard Neal, a Springfield Democrat.

– Bill Gunn, a small business owner, who is running to represent the 1st Congressional District. He is facing Representative John Olver, an Amherst Democrat.

On Saturday, President Obama will travel to Massachusetts, to boost local Democrats. Obama’s trip brings to mind an election-night quote from Brown, one that was documented on NRO’s old Bay State blog:

“With Air Force One making an emergency run to Logan . . . we had the machine scrambling, and it’s just the beginning. . . . When there is trouble in Massachusetts, there is trouble everywhere.”

Indeed. Here’s my snapshot of Brown from that evening — a sign, perhaps, of what’s to come:

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