January 15th, 2010
02:09 PM ET
13 years ago

Dems launch, pull ad slamming Brown on bank fees

(CNN) - Senate Democrats released an ad Friday morning linking Massachusetts Senate candidate Scott Brown to Wall Street execs and his opposition to President Obama's bank fee plan – though they quickly pulled the spot for an edit after critics pointed out that a visual of the World Trade Center appeared briefly in the background.

"Republican Scott Brown opposes President Obama's plan to reform Wall Street," the narrator said in "Derail," the 30-second ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

"That's right, Scott Brown actually opposes the plan to crack down on the greed and corruption that nearly destroyed our economy. …But if Brown won't protect American consumers from corporate predators, what IS his agenda?"

DSCC spokesman Eric Schultz said Friday afternoon that a new version of the ad had already been shipped to stations.

As the latest news of bank bonuses draw fresh public outrage late in the race's final week, Democrats have made a major push to tie Brown to Wall Street, and highlight his lack of support for new regulations governing financial institutions receiving government funds.

The ad was released the same day a spot featuring the late Sen. Ted Kenndy's widow, Vicki, hit the airwaves in the state, and congressional and administration sources confirmed that President Obama would be visiting Massachusetts to campaign for Democrat Martha Coakley. The president has also recorded a robocall for the Coakley campaign.

Recent surveys, including several partisan polls, have showed Brown erasing Coakley's early lead. Late in the week, some of these surveys suggested Brown had gained a slight edge.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is campaigning for Brown in Boston Friday. Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio - a Tea Party favorite - sent supporters a fundraising message calling on them to donate to Brown's campaign, while retiring Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd did the same for Coakley.

Filed under: Martha Coakley • Scott Brown • Senate Democrats
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Ancient Texan

    Every personal attack launched by the Democrats should just add fuel to the fire to elect a alternative to the wild spending arrogance of the party that is abusing it's power. Brown is standing up for the nation's chance for survival and to do a true reform of heathcare, not a government takeover.

    January 15, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Sea.gem

    Typical Dems...can't even keep their hate correct...is this all part of that "Vast Right-wing conspiracy"...or the giant republican Attack Machine they whine about?..nope just more lies to play the 'victim role'...Libs do not want to help you...they want you to depend on them..your weakness is their source of power...if you succeed, then they fail...

    January 15, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Tom in Delaware

    Maybe that's because it's an illegal Bill of Attainder.

    January 15, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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