Scott Brown to Talk Politics at Cornell in February

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will discuss Congressional gridlock and partisan politics during an address in Kennedy Hall Feb. 6.

Scott is most notably known for his bipartisanship within the Senate, according to Kyle Ezzedine chairman of the C.U. College Republicans. Scott’s “moderate” stance within the Republican party prompted the College Republicans to bring him to Cornell, Ezzedine said.

“We’re trying to get a different angle of the Republican Party, [someone] who is not for the partisan politics that are happening right now,” Ezzedine said.

When serving as Sen. Ted Kennedy’s successor in the Senate from 2010 – 13, Brown was the first Republican in the Senate from Massachusetts since 1972, according to a Cornell Republicans press release. Prior to his time in Congress, he served in both the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and the State Senate.

JANUARY 24, 2014 1:04 AM