January 12th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
4 years ago

Brown says Coakley trying 'to tear me down'

Brown says Coakley trying 'to tear me down'.
Brown says Coakley trying 'to tear me down'.

(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown of Massachusetts is launching a new ad Tuesday accusing Democratic opponent Martha Coakley of trying to "tear [him] down."

The ad comes hours after the two candidates debated and Coakley hit the airwaves with a television commercial declaring Brown is in "lockstep with Washington Republicans."

The ad also comes a day after the Brown campaing raised over $1 million online in a planned so-called "money bomb," double the campaign's original goal.

Recent polls suggest the race to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat may be closer than expected in its final days, though Coakley still holds a clear advantage in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. Election Day is January 19.

Full script:

SCOTT BROWN: "I'm Scott Brown running for the United States Senate.
By now, you've probably seen the negative ads launched by Martha Coakley and her supporters.Instead of discussing issues like health care and jobs, they decided the best way to stop me is to tear me down.

But the old way of doing things won't work anymore.

Their attack ads are wrong and go too far.

I'm Scott Brown, and I approve this message because I'm running in the name of every independent thinking voter to take on the political machine and their candidate.

And with your help, I intend to win."


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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. All the news that is fit to omit

    Martha "Milk carton" Coakley and the rest of the Democrats are getting scared, real SCARED as Brown has the momentum and has gone VIRAL in making this a race, not negative, just smart.

    You Obambots and sheep alike that don't LIVE HERE, SHUT UP, you KNOW NOTHING about this, we are coming and we WILL shock the world.

    Mass is 51 percent independent by registration and he is DESTROYING HER with the indies.

    Gergen got You Tubed thanks to Brown last night when the liberal hack said "This is Ted Kennedy's seat" and Brown schooled him by saying "With all due respect, it is not Ted Kennedy's seat, it is not the Democrat's seat, it is the PEOPLE'S SEAT".

    Coakley goes negative BIG TIME in an ad and guess what NITWITS the ad spelled the name of HER OWN STATE WRONG!!!!!!!

    Out of touch and out of ideas.

    Scott Brown for a CHANGE.

    January 12, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Jan

    Veto Obamacare–Vote for Scott Brown!

    January 12, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Silence Dogoode

    It's MA what do you expect? Thye elected a drunken murderer several times just because of his last name. They will elect another democrat even if it was Osama Bin Ladin....

    January 12, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Nancy Greenberg

    It's about time the Democratic party loses it's stronghold in the State of Massachusetts. One only has to say they are a Democrat and they are automatically considered a winner. I am hoping that this new voice in the wildnernss is able to do the almost impossible and beat Martha Coakley. New blood and new ideas are needed in that state, probably the most Democratic state in the nation under the unbeatable reputation of the Kennedy's. Give this man a chance to show that a Republican can do what he promises and not vote against him for party affiliation.

    January 12, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Steven

    If Mr. Brown were a woman, people would be calling foul and saying "if you can't take the heat, get out of the fire."

    Well, Mr. Brown, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Welcome to politics.

    January 12, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  6. cedgar

    Was this ad not in response to a ad from Coakley that was very
    negative?

    I liked the ad.
    This ad was not negative.

    January 12, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. billy123

    I saw the final debate last night on C-SPAN and Scot Brown will fit right in with the party of "NO" in Washington D.C. Scot Brown can deny it all he want to but he will vote "NO" on everything.

    January 12, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  8. Moderate

    Americans need legislators who are willing to work with their fellow colleagues and president, regardless of party, to find reasonable solutions to the issues facing our nation.

    Party first and obstruction for the sake of saying "no" are simply not ways to reach constructive consensus for the American people.

    As a result, Coakley appears to be the better choice for US Senate in MA.

    January 12, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
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