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Molly Line

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Scott Brown on Proposed Banking Freeze

January 26, 2010 - 1:27 PM | by: Molly Line

Scott Brown is pulling together a staff and meeting with Democratic leaders today, reaching across the aisle to Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino this morning. The men chatted over breakfast, talking about job creation, before the Sen-Elect headed to his next meet-and-greet with the city’s prominent African-American community leaders.

Staffers say Brown will watch tomorrow’s State of the Union address in private tomorrow, staying close to home with no plans to travel to Washington.

When questioned on President Obama’s proposed budget freeze, a topic the President will likely elaborate on during tomorrow’s address, Brown said the idea is a good “first step.” Washington’s soon-to-be newest lawmaker appealed to voters as a fiscal conservative and today praised the President for shifting gears to focus on the economy.

On Thursday, Brown plans to meet with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, hammering home his push to help create work for struggling Bay State residents, urging the Governor to get more stimulus money out the door.

Promising to represent all the constituents in the Commonwealth Brown called Massachusetts a microcosm- saying the issue that matters most to voters here is the same issue that matters to voters across the country– Jobs.

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