A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Scott Brown is brushing off criticism from Sarah Palin, who questioned his credentials as "a hard-core constitutional conservative."
The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee faulted Brown, once a hero of the tea party movement, during an interview Wednesday on the Fox Business Network.
Palin said that while Massachusetts voters might be willing "to put up with Scott Brown and some of the antics there," voters in her home state "wouldn't stand for that."
Brown has sided with Democrats on a handful of initiatives including a sweeping financial overhaul. He skipped an April tea party rally Palin headlined in Boston.
A Brown spokeswoman said that his votes are based on what's best for Massachusetts and that his priorities include jobs, controlling spending and deficit reduction.
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