Hosting Politicians a "Public Service"

Main Street Cafe owner Randy Scott views hosting political candidates a service to the community.

He may not always agree with their politics, but playing host to politicians is all part of the business for Main Street Cafe owner Randy Scott.

"We have an open door policy," said Randy Scott who owns the cafe with his wife Mary. "That's part of our duty here."

The diner or restaurant stop over has long been a staple of political stumping. When the restaurant played host to U.S. Senator John Kerry as he was making his presidential bid, a whole bus load of veterans were brought in and ate with the candidate, said Scott.

"It's a public service that we provide," he said.

The potential frenzy of this duty became clear during a recent visit by U.S. Senator Scott Brown who packed the establishment with supporters hoping to get a photo with the incumbent candidate. Serving as a location candidates can get a bite and meet locals is all part of the job, said Scott as he stepped away to ensure Sen. Brown had everything he needed for his meal after the crowd had cleared out.

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