Brown’s Staff Shapes Up As Coalition Of The Eager

(WBUR.org) The new senator’s high profile has made a position on his staff the hottest ticket in town.

Sen. Scott Brown speaks during his first news conference as a senator on Feb. 4 in Washington. (AP)

Sen. Scott Brown “is an absolute rock star in this town right now,” said Brandon Arnold, director of government affairs at the libertarian CATO Institute. “Brown has a tremendous amount of influence right now in Washington, D.C., and I think a lot of people would like to be part of his staff because he’s going to be the senator of so much attention on the Republican and Democratic side.”

One of the unique things about Scott Brown is you pretty much have every Republican in Washington, D.C. wanting to work for him.”                                    –Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation

This is Brown’s first week of work in Washington. The Senate calendar has several nomination confirmations, one of them controversial, and the introduction of a jobs bill. To get up to speed on everything before him in the Senate, Brown will be relying on his new staff, which he is still selecting.

Brown probably has thousands of resumes to choose from. “One of the unique things about Scott Brown is you pretty much have every Republican in Washington, D.C. wanting to work for him,” said Brian Darling, director of Senate relations for the conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation. “Because they’ve never had the opportunity to work for a Republican senator for their home state.”

The top job is already filled. Brown selected Steven Schrage, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as his chief of staff. Schrage is a Harvard MBA who grew up in a military family.  More…

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One Response

  1. Every staffer is Washington wants to get-in-good with the next President, simple as that!

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