Gail Huff, the wife of Republican Senator Scott Brown, is taking a leave of absence from her part-time job as a TV reporter in Washington to join his reelection campaign full-time.
In a web video released today, Huff says: “What he’s doing is vitally important and that’s why I’m out with him. We’re going to be out traveling across the state, I hope we get a chance to meet.”
Huff, Brown’s wife for 26 years and a former WCVB-TV reporter, previously made a TV commercial touting her husband’s support for her career and with raising the couple’s two daughters, Ayla and Ariannna.
All three have also been active surrogates for Brown, a role Huff will now assume full-time.
She has been working since her husband’s election in 2010 as a reporter for WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in the capital.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren also released a web video today, this one trying to make the case that she is working the campaign trail across the state.
It shows Warren in Rutland, Chicopee, Lowell, and other cities and towns, with a voiceover from her speech in June to the Democratic State Convention in Springfield.
Candidates often compete over who is more concerned for the needs of voters outside Boston. And after Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost to Brown in the 2010 special election, was criticized for the perception that she was a reluctant campaigner, Warren is especially eager to promote images of herself greeting voters.