Jul 29, 2014

Brown Picks Up Endorsement From Former Gov. Cellucci

Paul Cellucci, who served as governor and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts between 1991 and 2001, endorsed fellow Republican Scott Brown for re-election to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Brown Picks Up Endorsement From Former Gov. Cellucci

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown added another former Republican governor to his list of supporters on Wednesday, this time Paul Cellucci. 

Cellucci served as lieutenant governor in Massachusetts under Gov. Bill Weld from 1991-1997, then became Acting Governor upon Weld's resignation until 1998 when he won re-election as Governor and then similarly resigned in 2001 to accept a position as U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Brown picked up an endorsement from Weld a few weeks ago.

Cellucci said in a video released by the Brown campaign that his support comes from Brown's stance as "moderate on social issues and conservative on fiscal issues," and his "record of bipartisanship."

"I would say we need more people, desperately need more people, like Scott Brown... who will vote on the issue," he said. "He will do what's best for Massachusetts and for our country. And he will work with Republicans and Democrats to solve the big problems the United States faces." 

Cellucci worked with Brown on Beacon Hill when Brown served as a state representative.

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