Malden State Rep. Chris Fallon became the first sitting Democrat to endorse Republican Sen. Scott Brown Friday, calling the endorsement of his "long time" friend an "easy decision" during a Friday morning press conference.
"I like to think the people of Malden have elected me 16 years...(because they) want me, expect me...(to) support a person politically or otherwise, not because of party politics but because of the genuineness, the sincerity and decency of that person," he said.
"I think I have done that consistently over the last 16 years for the city of Malden, and I know I am doing the right thing today."
"We know where your heart is, and your heart is with the people of Massachusetts - particularly, the people of Malden," Fallon told the senator. . .
Brown took the opportunity to tout his bi-partisan credentials, calling the endorsement a "recognition that out of anybody in this race and really anyone in the United States Senate right now, I'm the second-most bi-partisan Senator."
"To have (Fallon) support me like this in a public fashion like this is really a testament to his independence," Brown said.