Scott Brown backs Hawaii, Pennsylvania Republicans in House special elections

WashingtonPost.com By Chris Cillizza

Sen. Scott Brown is aiding Republicans in Hawaii and  Pennsylvania.
Sen. Scott Brown is aiding Republicans in Hawaii and Pennsylvania. (Harry Hamburg/associated Press)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) knows a little something about special elections.

After chalking up a stunning win in the race to replace the late senator Edward M. Kennedy (D) earlier this year, he is hoping to use his star power to help House Republicans bring home two special-election victories this month.

Brown has written a letter to his list of Hawaii donors for Honolulu City Council member Charles Djou, the Republican candidate in the state’s 1st Congressional District. Brown will also travel to southwestern Pennsylvania this month in support of businessman Tim Burns’s campaign for that state’s 12th District seat. Brown will appear at two events for Burns on May 14: a fundraiser in Canonsburg, Pa., and a rally in Washington, Pa.

“While his focus remains on his official Senate responsibilities and serving the people of Massachusetts, Senator Brown has a unique understanding of the dynamics of special elections,” said his communications director, Gail GitchoContinue…

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