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Scott Brown’s daughter paid thousands to sing at campaign events
Yahoo news ^ | 2/3/2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 02/04/2012 1:15:43 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Campaign finance documents show that Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown's re-election campaign has paid his daughter Ayla Brown $9,500 for performing at three campaign events. The three paid events, listed as payments to Ambient Entertainment LLC, go back to December 2010 and include a pair of Christmas parties. Ayla Brown is a former "American Idol" contestant whose band has performed at several events with her father, going back to his first 2010 U.S. Senate campaign to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

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Doesn't rise to the level of Harry Reed's enrichment of family members but it shows it didn't take long for Scotty to start gaming the system.
1 posted on 02/04/2012 1:15:52 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

She is a professional singer. She has to perform for free to satisfy acolytes of multi-millionaire Elizabeth Warren?


2 posted on 02/04/2012 1:20:50 PM PST by montag813
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To: The journalists at Yahoo News

"Scott Brown’s daughter paid thousands to sing at campaign events"

Are either of the words 'had' or 'was' taboo or something?''


3 posted on 02/04/2012 1:21:27 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I’ll start to get concerned as soon as the RATS start questioning Moochelle about her jaunt to Spain with a few hundred “close friends,” staff, and SS personnel.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 1:22:56 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Ahh yes, Ayla Brown.. I remember her from the season that produced Taylor Hicks, Daughtry, Katharine Mcphee and Kellie Pickler.

She almost made the top 12 by a hair. Losing by a few votes.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 1:24:48 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

No foul here. Candidates have a lot of flexibility in use of campaign funds, and if anyone thinks this is a first, think again. Many Rs and Ds employ family members (Bay Buchanan and numerous Kennedy spawn come to mind).


6 posted on 02/04/2012 1:28:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

- and worth every penny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5SGSr6kXY

As Brown said in an interview, the campaign didn’t pay for just Ayla but also her band members and pretty much had to due to campaign financing rules.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 1:28:10 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

There were plenty of warnings to look at his record, before crowning him savior of the Republican party. Pretty darn liberal. I am ashamed the party was suckered in to electing him. Clearly a corrupto-crat. A clear warning of to critically examine any conservative, especially a Massachusetts conservative.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 1:30:36 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Sparky1776

Definitely underpaid, the kid can sing.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 1:31:32 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

At least she sang for her money, how many family member of how many politicians are carried on the books and do nothing.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 1:33:21 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I have no problem with this at all. He’s gettig her for cheap at that price, since she’s actually got some chops. And if I remember correctly, our beloved Palin family took a nice long family vacation last year using her PAC money, all legal under the law.

The only thing I have a problem with are Scott Brown’s votes...


11 posted on 02/04/2012 1:33:39 PM PST by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: montag813

While frankly I would have thought she’d have been glad to donate her performance to her dad’s road show, still this is technically kosher if it was in the ballpark of what she would get for a normal stage performance. It’s a flea bite affair compared to Scott’s disturbingly lax attitude towards more important issues like abortion (I know I know, the Rat alternative would be far worse, and sometimes we have to hold our noses and vote for the half-bad alternative to a wholly-bad contender).


12 posted on 02/04/2012 1:35:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

No big deal. My gosh I am sure that the Romney boys are being paid six figure salaries. Although Gingrich daughter’s are not singing, you can bet they are being paid for helping their dad. I don’t believe Paul is paying his son (he has a job anyway). Santorum’s kids are too young, but you can bet if they were over 18, he would be paying his kids too. I don’t have a single problem with this at all. Now if he would just start voting completely conservative every single vote, I would be really happy with him.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 1:35:14 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: momincombatboots
I must admit...I was on his bandwagon, as was my boss (surprisingly). Unfortunately, Scott is about as Conservative in the NE as you can get here.

I just got a “give me money” from his campaign. I plan to send 2 cent, in money order form (yes the mo costs more, hence my sending it) and give him my 2 cent worth.

14 posted on 02/04/2012 1:36:25 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Is she so bad she had to pay people to listen?


15 posted on 02/04/2012 1:37:12 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Sparky1776

Heaven forbid a musician should actually get paid for his/her work! Glad some people understand. ;>)


16 posted on 02/04/2012 1:39:58 PM PST by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: jwalsh07

Yes she can!

809,000 views - 554 likes, 20 dislikes (Dems)


17 posted on 02/04/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: momincombatboots

To get any Republican at all into the long Kennedy warmed Massachusetts’ people’s seat, was a moderate miracle. Liberals are perfectly content with incremental winbacks because they know where they eventually go. Scott Brown is a stepping stone, not a destination. Scott Brown would not have been countenanced out of a less liberal state having more and better GOP choices.


18 posted on 02/04/2012 1:41:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Sparky1776

I remember her now!

I was pulling for her to win and felt she should have!

Didn’t remember her being Scott Brown’s daughter though.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 1:41:42 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m still on Scott’s bandwagon - it’s either that or let Elizabeth Warren replace him.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Scott Brown is scummy, so I oppose him on general principle... but... what the heck??


21 posted on 02/04/2012 1:46:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Randy Larsen

Randy, I think Scott was still in the Mass Legislature then and ran for the US Senate after she had been voted off American Idol

I love her singing and while Scott has ticked me off at times he has raised two fine daughters.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 1:48:15 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: napscoordinator
No big deal. My gosh I am sure that the Romney boys are being paid six figure salaries.

Sure. Even if a candidate loses their kids can get 6 figure salaries paid by campaign contributors and walk away from the loss with a smile. I can see why people would have no problem with that, especially since it's so pervasive you don't even care any more.

23 posted on 02/04/2012 1:48:30 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Sparky1776

We here in the NE are screwed. We must decide between a traitor or an outright enemy.

I choose the outright enemy.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 1:49:01 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

She’s got Roseanne Barr beat all to heck.

Corruption.. a family tradition for some from way back when snake oil salesmen discovered the keys to the US Treasury.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 1:53:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“While frankly I would have thought she’d have been glad to donate her performance to her dad’s road show”

Campaign finance laws require that she be paid fair value for any services that exceed $2400.

For example, U2 can not perform for free at an 100 dollar per person Elizabeth Warren fundraiser. It is called “a contribution in kind”.

A car dealer can not give Scott Brown a truck to campaign from either. Any value over 2500 must be paid for.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 1:53:21 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

OK, maybe it would look ethically better for him to have contracted with a stranger. But the same dough would have been paid out from the same donors for the same work (this is no slouch singer) at the end of the day. This is a flea bite issue.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 1:54:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: montag813

We need a phrase similar to “Damning with faint praise” but opposite meaning. When an obvious slime attempt is so inconsequential that you are left wondering, “Is that all the dirt they have on this guy? He must be pretty clean.” the attempt at sliming is a FAIL.


28 posted on 02/04/2012 1:55:17 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: staytrue

Indeed, I saw someone else comment that afterward. If she’d been just a gifted amateur I guess it might still pass muster for her to donate it. But she is a literal pro, makes money off the notes coming from her mouth. So I agree, she wouldn’t be able to get away with that.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 1:56:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: sportutegrl

praising with faint damnation???


30 posted on 02/04/2012 1:57:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Hopefully she knows the words to hit the road because Daddy Scott. Is going down the RINO ship (he owes me a $50 refund)


31 posted on 02/04/2012 2:02:21 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Not a big fan of the liberal Scott Brown, but I don’t see a problem with this as long as she was paid the going rate.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 2:03:45 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: NoGrayZone

“I choose the outright enemy.”

I understand where you are coming from........but.......

I lived 46 out of my then 49 years under Teddy Kennedy and prefer a moderate like Brown over Warren who is to the left of Kennedy.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 2:04:42 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: personalaccts

Aren’t you a bit Rip Van Winkly here? George W. Bush hasn’t been president for three years. What’s he supposed to do with illegal immigration now?


34 posted on 02/04/2012 2:08:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: NoGrayZone

Just be careful, because this enemy has tentacles that go deep.


35 posted on 02/04/2012 2:09:17 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

No news here, she can sing and she gets paid?????


36 posted on 02/04/2012 2:14:57 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: marygam
"Just be careful, because this enemy has tentacles that go deep."

If I am meant to meet my Father and His Son before I think I should, so be it.

This world is going to crap....we all see the handwriting on the wall.

I do pray to survive it though. But my life is in His hands. Whatever shall be shall be.

37 posted on 02/04/2012 2:24:55 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Aren’t you a bit Rip Van Winkly here? George W. Bush hasn’t been president for three years. What’s he supposed to do with illegal immigration now?”

Huh?


38 posted on 02/04/2012 2:29:47 PM PST by brooklin
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To: montag813

if she is a professional and sings without a fee that is a campiagn contribution. Can’t even let a campiagn use your car, a chair or a table without charinga fee.


39 posted on 02/04/2012 2:55:37 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

So he is stealing TEA Party donated to him because he knows he will not get our support again, so he is draining the pool.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 2:57:09 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I heard her sing here on FR on a video.

She is a no talent. She does not sing on key.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: q_an_a
if she is a professional and sings without a fee that is a campiagn contribution. Can’t even let a campiagn use your car, a chair or a table without charinga fee.

... unless you are Hillary Clinton. In that case, you can have a Hollywood producer spend $2 million plus on a massive, star-studded Hollywood fundraiser for your Senate campaign, and only report a small fraction of the expense.

42 posted on 02/04/2012 3:09:54 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: sportutegrl

We need a phrase similar to “Damning with faint praise” but opposite meaning. When an obvious slime attempt is so inconsequential that you are left wondering, “Is that all the dirt they have on this guy? He must be pretty clean.” the attempt at sliming is a FAIL.


Their biggest gun seems to be a pea-shooter.

Praising with faint damnation?


43 posted on 02/04/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Beelzebubba; HiTech RedNeck

Praising with faint Damnation doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but I can’t find anything better. I want to start using this the next time the Media starts their microslimes. I am thinking of things like: Quayle spelling ‘potatoe’, Sarah Palin is wearing nice clothes, Newt bought some jewelery (OMG!). Feel free to add to the list.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 5:02:40 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

As a musician, I can tell you that $9,500 isn’t much for three gigs.

The pay doesn’t cover just the lead singer. It covers band members’ pay; sound system setup and sound engineer; possible rentals of the sound system, lights and drums; gas to get everybody in the same place at the same time; and at least some sandwiches or snacks after the job’s over.

Especially at Northeast prices, it doesn’t take long to eat up $3,000 a job.


45 posted on 02/04/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by Wombat Ark
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To: stockpirate

This is getting real old. Call “da roolz” Byzantine and even a temptation to unethical behavior, but dey are da roolz. Even if you can’t stand Brown for a second, all appears to be in order here.


46 posted on 02/04/2012 5:24:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
OK wise guy try to sing this along with her.

Anybody who can follow the tune of the old "To Anacreon In Heaven" (now known as "The Star Spangled Banner") is no slouch.

47 posted on 02/04/2012 5:27:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: NoGrayZone

I do understand your thinking but pray we can make it thru by the Grace of God.


48 posted on 02/04/2012 5:33:15 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: sportutegrl

How ‘bout:

If that’s all they got, they must ain’t got nuthin’!


49 posted on 02/04/2012 6:58:10 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Interesting Times

That is about enforcement not the law. A major reasoin why there is a TEA Party is because the working folks are sick of the laws broken by the powerful in the name of “good government.”


50 posted on 02/04/2012 8:22:46 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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