January 14th, 2010
10:40 AM ET
5 years ago

Democrats release new Web video on Brown

Democrats release new Web video on  Republican Scott Brown.
Democrats release new Web video on Republican Scott Brown.

Washington (CNN) – Senate Democrats criticized Republican Scott Brown Thursday with a new Web video over his policy positions and accused him of lying about his voting record.

"Despite Brown's claims, he voted in lockstep with Republican Leadership, stands with the Tea Party movement, is against mammograms for women and against contraception for rape victims," the DSCC charges in a research document that is wrapped around the video.

The Democratic Web video follows a Massachusetts Republican Party Web video I wrote about Wednesday that questions Democrat Martha Coakley's claims of independence from the health care industry.

Coakley and Brown are running in the special election for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat.

A DSCC spokesman said the research document that accompanies the video will be updated in "real time" through the election. In the past few days, Republicans and Democrats have stepped up the distribution of opposition research on their opponent as they seek to shape the narrative of the race in the closing days of the campaign.

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Filed under: Martha Coakley • Scott Brown
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom

    We are in an era of mean-politics, compliments of the Republicans. For far too many years the Democrats just "took it" and now, we are fighting back!

    Funny thing about TRUTH, it always surfaces.

    January 14, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. ran

    No more fear/hate/obstructionist/purist Republicans.

    January 14, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. KJ

    Brown warns the President to stay out the race but it is ok for Guliani to come and campaign on his behalf. This is a real example of a double standard!

    January 14, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Pragmatic

    All republicans are forced to vote in lockstep: didn't use to be that way but anyone who steps out of line is labeled "rino" and kicked out of the party ... even McCain, father and daughter & Colin Powell are not "pure" enough ... Fact: just check the few brave republicans who voted their conscience ... huge targets on their backs ... and that includes the two lady Senators from Maine!

    January 14, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  5. joe kiloz

    INDEPENDENTS::::::::::::Let Martha & company know who rules..........

    January 14, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  6. sifto77

    Dems can't stand it that Brown might have changed his views to fit what the people want–if they (dems) were not so stringent in their left wing views–they would probably be ahead–I hope Brown wins–if only to prove that Mass does not belong to the Kennedys–but to the people of Mass–besides, most of the Kennedys that were great are all gone.....

    January 14, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. Bren

    Even though those registered as Democrats are 3 to 1 against those who are registered as Republicans--the majority of the voters in Massachusetts are Independents (50%).

    And, guess who the majority of Independents plan on voting for-–Scott Brown!! Over 70% of Independents plan on voting for Scott Brown.

    This means Republicans AND Independents voting against Coakley.

    If anyone saw that debate--how could they vote for Coakley after that???

    Even if Brown does not win this--he has the Democrats running scared and in panic mode. As they never thought that they would actually have to use resources/money to defend/fight for a seat in Massachusetts.

    Just imagine how much resources/money they are going to have to use to try to win/defend seats in conservative leaning districts/states.

    I can't wait until the November, 2010 elections.

    January 14, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  8. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    It's not Ted Kennedy's seat. The seat belongs to the people of Mass.

    Let's not forget Coakley thinks there aren't any terrorists in Afghanistan, so I guess a suicide bomber DIDN'T just kill 15 people at a Kabul market. Just another example on why the dems can't be trusted to protect us from those who seek to destroy us.

    January 14, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Mike Syracuse, NY

    they started running this negative add accusing Brown of being in the pocket of the health care industry at the same exact time Coakley was in Washington at a fundraiser pocketing checks from eli Lilly, Phizer, and other major drug companies. They're running scared and they should be. Coakley should be up by 20 points, but a Rusmussin poll has the race even. Maybe MA will finally figure out that the Dems will never make things better.

    January 14, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. R in Maine

    I do not want him just beaten, I want him crushed out of existence in the political world. He is everything that is bad about his party.

    January 14, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  11. liberal wingnut

    Is Brown going to become CNN's next Palin?

    January 14, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  12. Keith in Austin

    There is NOTHING more disgustingly more vicious than a desperate liberal Democrat. Coakhead is imploding and it should be a serious wake up call regarding The People's displeasure in their Big Government, tax and spend agenda!

    January 14, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  13. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    I think in the end, a Dem will take over that seat no matter what. I mean, is Mass. Well I guess you can say maybe he has a chance, maybe. And not a bad strategy, associating him with the GOP policies, affiliations, etc. I think they are trying to say, "What's so new about him?"

    That's my opinion, I think a Dem will take it.

    January 14, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  14. m_spielman_smith@hotmail.com

    Considering that the Tea Party is more popluar than either the Republican or Democratic parties, I think Mr. Brown should wear it as a badge of honor.

    January 14, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Marc

    OK both sides lied to the voters trying to look gooder than they were, big news.

    January 14, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  16. Emmanuel Goldstein

    I smell desperation in the land of my birth.

    Fact that Boston Globe endorsed a democrat is meaningless. The Globe would endorse a potato if it had a (D) after its name.

    I don't know anything about Brown, but Coakley is a classic machine democrat in the Kerry mold, and is more of a flip-flopper; in fact, she makes Kerry appear resolute. She will do whatever Reid and Pelosi tell her to do.

    January 14, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
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