Scott Brown’s Activities: October 1-28, 2011

It’s important for Massachusetts voters to be informed about Scott Brown’s voting record, policy positions, and political activities.  I will send out an occasional newsletter and blog post,  “Keeping Tabs on Scott Brown.”  The newsletter reports only facts, does not editorialize, and provides links to additional information.  Please feel free to forward it to friends, family and other interested people.  My hope is that Massachusetts voters will have the facts about Brown so they can make an informed decision during the next election.   If you want to contact Brown directly, his phone # is 202 -224-4543.  His official website is http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/    You must type this address into the URL yourself.   If you simply click it, you will be directed to a campaign site.  On his official site, you must fill out a contact form.  No direct e-mail address is given.

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Christine Ridout, cridout123@gmail.com

POLITICS

Ad Targets Brown on Pollution.  League of Conservation Voters runs ad against Brown saying he favors big oil.  http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/targets-senator-scott-brown-pollution/K9M1zcU9xp6srEPF1vpsBM/index.html       See video:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/25/scott-brown-gone-washington-league-of-conservation-voters_n_1031288.html

Protesters Rally Against Brown at Danvers Event.   http://danvers.patch.com/articles/protestors-rally-against-scott-brown-at-danvers-event

John McCain Raises Funds for Brown.   “The Democrats are coming after Scott with everything they’ve got.  That’s why Brown needs your help.”  http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/john-mccain-sends-out-fund-raising-appeal-behalf-scott-brown/h5JldUWWmHvn4pvFClWlvI/index.html

Brown Copies Material From an Elizabeth Dole Speech.  Brown Writes It Off to Technical Error and Blames Summer Intern.   Brown says the accusations of plagiarism on his official Senate website were “getting a little silly” and blamed a summer intern for the mess.  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65973.html#ixzz1bWrFCNCE     Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaEHXtVfkZI&noredirect=1     http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/13/scott-brown-lifted-childhood-memories-from-elizabeth-dole/        http://www.mediaite.com/online/scott-brown-blames-his-staff-for-copying-elizabeth-doles-campaign-prose/

Massachusetts GOP Released First Attack Ad Against Elizabeth Warren.  The Web ad comically attempts to use selective quoting and distorting camera effects to make Warren look anti-business, or violent, or like an inarticulate speaker, or… something. They are clearly trying to make her seem like a very scary class warrior.  See videos:   http://crooksandliars.com/mike-lux/scott-brown-republican-party-put-out-fir

Brown Pays Operatives With History of Bare Knuckle Politics.  Brown plays hardball.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/scott-brown-elizabeth-warren-bareknuckle-politics_n_1019832.html

Brown Urges Bipartisanship.  http://www.thehoya.com/news/scott-brown-urges-bipartisanship-1.2649005#.TqLyPrLFnIU

Brown Seeks Additional Trucks to Help Him Move His Office.      http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/scott-brown-all-people-seeks-sturdy-truck/t52xb8hEsXWFSJyIWN4C9O/index.html

Unions, Democrats Form Anti-Brown PAC. http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/unions-democratic-activists-form-new-anti-scott-brown-pac/q9B0pNbXEsOVmx7dg0kYQI/index.html

Brown Takes Heat for Swipe at Elizabeth Warren’s Looks as GOP Women Defend Him.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/07/gop-female-senators-defend-scott-browns-swipe-at-elizabeth-warrens-looks/?test=latestnews

Brown Making Jobs Priority in Re-election.  http://www.necn.com/10/07/11/Scott-Brown-making-jobs-priority-in-re-e/landing_politics.html?blockID=573950&feedID=4212

Tea Party to Brown:  Good Luck With That Election, Buddyhttp://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/07/tea-party-to-scott-brown-good-luck-with-that-election-buddy/

Brown Attacks Warren But Shoots Himself in the Foothttp://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/2011_1007case_clothed_brown_quip_hits_below_belt

JOBS

Brown Votes Against Obama’s $450 Billion Jobs Plan.   Brown told local small business owners yesterday that both Democrat and Republican efforts to fix the ailing US economy are doomed.  Brown said the nation is in the throes of a financial emergency, yet is hobbled by a political obstructionism that he called “disgusting.’’   http://articles.boston.com/2011-10-18/news/30293148_1_jobs-plan-democrats-senate-floor

Brown Voted Against Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1660, the American Jobs Act on Tuesday, Joining 45 Other Republicans and 2 Democrats in Killing the Bill.    http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/scott_brown_senate_vote_on_job.html

Brown Host a Jobs Fair at Roxbury Community College.    http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/scott-brown-holding-jobs-fair-roxbury-community-college/Sox3g0ieLIUzfbsO3D4LvI/index.html

IMMIGRATION

Brown:  “Traitors Cannot Be Citizens”  Brown is co-sponsoring a bill that would strip terrorists of their American citizenship if they are found guilty of conspiring against America after two accused homegrown terrorists were arrested in the Bay State.   http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1372961&srvc=rss

Brown urged full activation of a controversial federal program in Massachusetts to detect and deport illegal immigrants.  http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/09/scott-brown-pushes-napolitano-after-patrick-balks-secure-communities/CWSSuTJygDXUB1HTG1ZhVM/index.html


I received the following email from the Brown campaign:

They’re at it again. The DC/Beacon Hill political establishment is working hard to defeat Scott and his message of job creation, lower taxes, and reduced spending.  Just yesterday, the League of Conservation Voters, a partisan organization whose goal is electing liberal Democratic candidates, launched a nearly $2 million television ad blitz once again attacking and distorting Scott’s pro-jobs record.

All told, left-wing special interests have already spent more than $3 million in negative ads attacking Scott this year alone.  That goes to show that next to only the presidency itself, no race in the country is more important to them than this Senate race and taking back the so-called “Kennedy seat.”

BlowingSmoke

The reason is clear.  In Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren – who said Tuesday she “provided the intellectual foundation” for the Occupy Wall Street movement – the radical left has found one of their own, and they are putting their money where their mouth is, donating over $3.3 million to her in just the first few weeks of her campaign.

Next week, Professor Warren is rubbing elbows and raising big dollars at an elite Hollywood fundraiser hosted by Barbra Streisand, Norman Lear and other Tinseltown bigwigs.

We need to fight back now! DONATE TODAY

Please help us level the playing field and set the record straight. Visit our site to learn the truth and share this e-mail with your friends. The more people that know the truth, the less impact these negative ads will have. And please considered donating $5 to Scott’s campaign. Every dollar we raised will help Scott hold the Washington establishment accountable.

This is just the beginning of a long campaign and the DC/Beacon Hill political establishment has already made it clear that they will do whatever it takes to defeat Scott to prevent him from standing in the way of their job-killing agenda.

With your support, Scott can continue to make a difference in Washington by fighting for lower taxes, reduced spending, job creation and the time-honored free enterprise principles that built the American economy.”  Please contribute today.

Sincerely,
jimbarnett
Jim Barnett
Campaign Manager

PS – To find out more about Scott’s pro-jobs agenda, please visit our website. Once you have the facts, help us set the record straight by joining the team.

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