He was the Star of the Moment…the man who wanted to reclaim the “people’s seat” from the Kennedy entitlement dynasty. Conservatives all over the country were rooting for a win and reveled in the victory for weeks on end. However, since taking office Scott Brown’s name is like sour milk on Conservative tongues and one PAC wants their money back.
The National Republican Trust spent nearly $100,000 last year to help Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, but now the conservative political group wishes it had that money back to help kick Mr. Brown out of office.
Saying the Republican senator is no different from a Democrat, the head of the group is calling for Mr. Brown to donate to charity or disgorge campaign money equal to how much the trust spent supporting him during the 2010 campaign.
The trust’s executive director, Scott Wheeler, said supporters knew Mr. Brown wasn’t going to be a die-hard conservative when they supported him early and often in his run against Martha Coakley, the Democratic state attorney general and once heavy favorite to succeed Mr. Kennedy.
But Mr. Wheeler said he and his group’s conservative backers are now disillusioned, citing Mr. Brown’s vote to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia, which the group sharply opposed.
“New START is something he should have been able to vote against,” Mr. Wheeler said.
Do they have a point? Are they entitled to their money back? Or should they have known that any Republican that comes out of Massachusetts is bound to end up as a RINO?