It’s hardly barn jacket weather.
But the Connecticut GOP is about to take its overcoat out of mothballs.
Scott Brown, who made famous the barn jacket look in his 2010 special election victory to fill the seat of the late “Lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy, in Massachusetts, will headline a fundraising dinner for the state Republican Party in Norwalk on Oct. 2.
“In 2010, Senator Brown inspired us all and shocked the world as he became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in nearly 40 years,” state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. said in a statement Thursday.
Brown’s political success ultimately proved meteoric, with the Republican incumbent losing to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in 2012.
This is not the first time Brown is making a run for the border. In 2010, he campaigned for both Tom Foley and Linda McMahon, the GOP nominees for governor and U.S. Senate. Both candidates lost.
In what is billed as a Chairman’s Dinner, the state GOP will host Brown at Continental Manor in Norwalk for its fall fundraiser.
Tickets start at $100 per person for the event.
“Scott Brown exemplifies how hard work and the right message can yield success for Republicans even in the bluest of states,” Labriola said. “With his dedication to public service, command of the issues facing our nation, and desire to move our country forward, I am confident we can expect great things from Senator Brown in the future and I look forward to hearing his message in Connecticut.”