Report: Boxer Micky Ward cancels planned endorsement of Scott Brown


HoneyM suggested the Boston.com story Report: Boxer Micky Ward cancels planned endorsement of Scott Brown.

That story links to the original story in The Lowell Sun ‘The Fighter’ bails on Brown.

Reached on his cell, Ward said he admired Brown’s spirit and respected the way he could “go out there and listen and talk like a guy who is positive and wants to do right by us.”

Fingers struck keyboard and within minutes a brief story about Ward’s endorsement of Brown was ready for The Sun’s Friday edition and  lowellsun.com.

But hold the phone.

Roughly a half-hour after Ward confirmed he was backing Brown, ‘The Fighter’ called back. He said he had given his endorsement a little more thought.

“I can’t support Scott Brown,” Ward said. “I just can’t do it.”

Within 30 minutes, Ward either did some Googling or someone close to him reminded him about where Brown stood on some hot-button political topics.

“I found out Scott (Brown) is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy,” said Ward. “I found out he’s also against gay marriage and I say if you love someone you should have the same rights no matter who you are.”

In our canvassing, phone calls, and other contacts with voters, we find that a lot of Brown supporters just do not understand Brown’s record in the Senate.  They even find it hard to believe when I tell them about some of the bills he voted for and some that he voted against.

Scott Brown voted against equal pay for equal work.   He also voted for the Blunt amendment to limit women’s access to birth control.

If people can just get over the Brown campaign’s smear tactics against Elizabeth Warren, they find that she is more in tune with their issues than Scott Brown is.

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