MA Sen. Scott Brown emails The Hill with a denunciation of Mitt Romney's controversial 47% comments.
"That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs."
Earlier today, Republican Senate candidate, Linda McMahon, also rebuked Romney for the comments in an official statement posted to her website.
"I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47% of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care. I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be. People today are struggling because the government has failed to keep America competitive, failed to support job creators, and failed to get our economy back on track."
Tough for Romney, but this probably doesn't signal a full-scale revolt. Both Brown and McMahon are running Senate races in heavily Democratic states, and can't afford to be branded as too far right.