Brown Drops Out, Endorses Whitehouse

Matt Brown has officially dropped out of the US Senate race and endorsed Whitehouse.

I just watched the reunion press conference of Whitehouse and Brown on the 6 o’clock news. They had a close-up of the greeting hug that they gave each other. Whitehouse looked eternally grateful. Brown seemed on the verge of tears. It was kind of a nice fatherly-sonly moment.

We were all sort of expecting this to happen. And while it’s good not to have divisive primaries, this gives unaffiliated voters more incentive to vote in the Republican primary than in the Democratic primary, since the Republican primary is going to be more of an unknown. It might mean unusually low voter turn-out for the Democratic primary and record-setting high turnout for the Republican primary. We’ll see.