January 12th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
8 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."

Filed under: Scott Brown
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. The Quitter from Wasilla

    Massachussetts is a democratic state. Scott Brown may claim he's an independent, but we all know he's a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    January 12, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. R in Maine

    Tearing Brown down is too easy for her to be wasting time on. We know what she stands for and what Scott Brown stands for, and we prefer her. Your money bomb does not change my opinion of what a piece of scum you really are.

    January 12, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. markus

    get out of my state!!!!!!

    January 12, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. terry,va

    Here's you chance to tell Obummie that he is on the wrong track. We need jobs, not job killing policies that Obummie is pushing.

    January 12, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. katiec

    When Brown follows the same old tactics the republican party is known for, switfboating, fear mongering, distorting the truth and following the same worn out, unworkable, unacceptable policies he is running hisself down.
    FYI, he opposes terrorists being tried in civilian courts, but statistics prove the civilian courts are much more efficient.
    Civil courts, terrorists on trial, 828 with an 88% conviction rate.
    Military courts, 20 terrorists with a 15% conviction rate.

    January 12, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. Todd

    So? isn't that what you do to political opponents? Especially a republicon so disrespectful as to try to fill the seat of the Great Late Senator Kennedy? What a disgrace to our nation if a republicon were to even come within 20% in that election.

    Swiftboats ring a bell? republicons don't object to flat out lying about Democrats. Democrats simply have to highlight the republicon agenda for republicons to cry foul. When you tel the truth about where republicons stand it sounds bad even to them.

    January 12, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. Tom in FL

    Since when is it negative campaigning to say that someone is loyal to his party? You'd think he'd be flattered. Of course he's 'in lockstep' with them, since dissent is no longer tolerated in the Republican Party.

    January 12, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  8. dak

    Excuse me?? Negative ads?? Sorry, Scott, but the Republican Party is the far and away leader when it comes to "negative ads". Your whining is laughable! Get over it.

    January 12, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. RobertJ

    Lots of luck to you Mr. Brown, trying to run in Massachusetts, where the Democratic Party machine repeatedly changes the state's laws at a moments notice to make sure they stay in power. In Chicago, the machine at least recognizes its shame and tries to hide its dishonorable manipulations.

    January 12, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. Debbie

    Blah, blah, blah... every politician cries this same story. The old way doesn't work (no kidding) and the other side is wrong (half the time) and I need your help (I want your $$ & vote) and the other candidate is saying mean things about me...(Really?!? Shock?!?) and both sides do this.

    Brown needs to stop with the rhetoric, stop whining, state what he has done for the people in the past that will help them in the future. Otherwise stop the spin because people are just tired of it.

    January 12, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    oh god, another whiny republican loser.... SPARE US

    January 12, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  12. joe m

    its the oldest trick in politics, when things are not going well go negative. coakley and her team may be hoping to short circuit brown's campaign with the negative ads. just goes to show that when it comes to playing the same old politics, the dems are no second fiddle to the republicans.

    January 12, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  13. Luke

    As a resident of Massachusetts I can honestly say Scott Brown is as vile as Mitt Romney.

    January 12, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  14. gary davis harbor oregon

    cry baby also he absolutly would not continue the great work TED KENNEDY did and MARTHA COAKLEY will continue the great work as a representative and if Brown can't handle the heat then step down from race . poor baby boo hoo . typical republican purist way to try and win . more lies threats and war mongering . 🙂

    January 12, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. Jim

    There are polls that have Brown up by one point, so what side are you on to declare Coakley owns a clear advantage???

    Tsk Tsk CNN.

    January 12, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  16. Fitz in Texas

    I'll be sending Scott Brown more money again today. Happy to help him win!

    January 12, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. stevegee

    Coakley is a mere puppet of The PropOganda Machine - don't fall for it Massachusetts citizens.

    Vote for Scott Brown so we can Check & Balance the liberals in Washington.

    January 12, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  18. twitwits are the new nitwits

    Gee these robots are looking more like humans everyday,they must be using a new type of pod and chips to build them.

    January 12, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  19. Ron Jordan

    Even if Scott Brown is elected, we can depend on the Democrats' political machine in the Massachusetts Legislature to change the laws yet again to block him from taking office. If they are not able stop it, they'll at least try to delay it as long as possible.

    January 12, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  20. Sniffit

    Dude has a fart's chance in a tornado of winning, but at least he'll inundate the airwaves with the GOP's ideological demogoguery in themeantime, right GOPers?

    January 12, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  21. Pragmatic

    Little cheese with that whine? Gee whiz .... where has the guy been for the last few election cycles ... ? Anyone this out of touch on what political reality is .,.. and what his party does to get elected is not ready for prime time.

    Campaigning is not what is should be but it is what it is... remember the "lady" on the phone whispering "Harold ... just call me...." proudly paid for by the RNC.

    January 12, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  22. Fair is Fair

    In Massachusetts, I've actually seen more Brown signs than Coakley signs. This one is going to be a lot closer than everyone thinks.

    P.S. – Hey Coakely... telling people that Brown is in "lockstep" with the Republicans is soooo 2008 – and given the current political climate, is actually to his benefit.

    January 12, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  23. mesa mick

    Stop your whining and cowboy up dude, it's politics not Tiddly Winks...

    January 12, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  24. mark

    Go Brown, enough cronie democrats!

    January 12, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. southerncousin

    Liberal democrats have always engaged in the politics of personal destruction. They know they can't win on issues, so they have to tear their opponents down. It is a standard liberal operating procedure.

    January 12, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
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