Oct 12, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
To the Democratic campaign's credit, they did apologize for the incident.
Last night Ross Hemminger, Youth Coordinator for the Scott Brown for Senate campaign, was heckled by pro-Warren supporters at the Brown-Warren debate. A source at the event told me that the hecklers were union members who were oganized by the Warren campaign for a “stand-out.”
The incident happened when Hemminger started chanting “Go, Scott, go!” on the megaphone. The Warren supporerts chanted back “You sound gay!” A few others chimed in “You take it up the a**!”
Soon after the incident an email from Warren’s campaign manager was forwarded to me. It reads:Ross,
It has come to my attention that some of our supporters made very inappropriate comments to you outside the Springfield debate hall tonight. On behalf of Elizabeth and our campaign, I am writing to express our deepest apologies. Elizabeth completely denounces this kind of behavior, and we are very sorry it occurred.
Elizabeth for MA
I’ve been told video of the incident is on the way. I’ll post if it becomes available.
Perhaps next time the Warren campaign will be more discerning when organizing their supporters at a public.
Full disclosure: I am the interim chairman of GOProud, an organization that Hemminger interned for last year. I have not spoken to him on this issue.