Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is touring Iowa and other Midwestern states in what published reports say is an effort to test his moderate Republican message and to see how it would go over in a potential 2016 presidential bid. The Midwest is a good place to test that message, in my opinion.
But Brown was in Sioux Falls over the weekend before heading to Iowa. Reason? He attended the wedding of Sen. John Thune’s youngest daughter, Larissa.
Although Brown’s tenure in the Senate was brief, he and Thune struck up a kindred friendship, in part because they are both into athletics and competitive.