U.S. Senator Scott Brown to visit

(November 3, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass) will speak at the University of Louisville Nov. 8 as a guest of the McConnell Center. His free lecture will begin at 1:30; ticketed seating begins at 12:45 p.m.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown to visit

Scott Brown (R-Mass)

"On January 19, a little known state senator stunned the political world by winning the U.S. Senate seat previously held by 'The Lion of the Left,' the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Some considered Brown's election a fluke, while others read it as a harbinger of a wave election that would reset the political environment of Washington, D.C.," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. "We welcome Senator Brown to the McConnell Center to discuss his election, recent developments in Washington, D.C., and the future of American politics after the 2010 midterm elections."

Live stream available

Due to high demand, tickets are no longer available. Please check our web site at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 8, for live stream coverage of the event.

About Senator Scott Brown

Scott Brown, 51, is a Massachusetts Republican elected to fill the U.S. Senate term vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.

Brown is the first Massachusetts Republican to serve in U.S. Congress since 1997. He won a landslide victory in last year’s GOP primary for Kennedy’s Senate seat and defeated Massachusetts’ attorney general in the general election.

He has resisted political labels such as conservative, moderate and liberal Republican, instead describing himself as “social moderate and fiscally conservative.”

Brown serves on the Senate’s Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees. A member of the Massachusetts National Guard for 30 years, he received an Army meritorious service medal for supporting homeland security after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

He entered politics in 1992 when he was elected property assessor in Wrentham, Mass., later serving three terms each in the Massachusetts House and Senate.

In 1982, he won Cosmopolitan’s “America’s Sexiest Man” contest, posing for a centerfold in the magazine and launching a part-time modeling career during the 1980s.

Event Details

Date Nov. 8, 2010
Time 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location Bigelow Hall (located inside the Miller Information and Technology Center building), University of Louisville, Belknap Campus (map »)
Parking University of Louisville visitor lots
The Speed Art Museum
Limited street parking (metered)