James Pindell, political reporter for Manchester, N.H. ABC affiliate WMUR, has apologized for challenging Scott Brown’s knowledge of New Hampshire during a televised debate.
FOX News.com reports the awkwardness began when Pindell asked the Republican New Hampshire US Senate candidate about Sullivan County. Brown began talking about the northern counties before Pindell interrupted him and reminded him he had been asked about Sullivan County.
Brown responded: “I’m talking about any place past Concord, actually, and the challenges of our state.”
This is where the disagreement arose. After Brown listed several “challenges,” Pindell interrupted again, his voice raised.
“Sullivan County is west of Concord,” he said. “It’s not north of Concord, Senator Brown. So what do you see as going well and what’s not going well there?”
Brown maintained that “the challenges are the same in every county in our state.”
“I said that Sullivan County was west of Concord, not north of Concord,” said Pindell in his apology. “The truth is, it’s both. So on this point Scott Brown was right. I was wrong and I apologize to Scott Brown and to both campaigns.”
Brown faces charges of being a carpetbagger since moving to New Hampshire after losing his Senate seat in neighboring Massachusetts.