SEIU Statement on Scott Brown's Failure to Provide Health Coverage for Campaign Staff

Published 6:06 PM Eastern - Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mark McCullough, 202-730-7283

Boston - SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger released the following statement after news reports on Talking Points Memo and the Boston Globe that Republican candidate Scott Brown fails to provide health insurance for his own campaign staff.

"If Scott Brown won't even provide health coverage for the 20-year-olds working day and night on his campaign, why would he help Bay State families? Scott Brown cares more about doing the bidding of his extremist right-wing Tea Party and Wall Street backers then the men and women who wake up and go to work to keep America running every day. We need a proven champion like Martha Coakley who will, like Ted Kennedy, put Massachusetts' interests first."

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