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Sen. Brown kicks off re-election campaign
sentinelandenterprise.com ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | Chris Camire

Posted on 01/22/2012 7:31:41 PM PST by smokingfrog

BOSTON -- Less than 24 hours after launching his re-election bid, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown came to Lowell Friday and discussed his Democratic opponent's foreign-policy credentials, the presidential race, and even his personal finances.

During an hourlong editorial board meeting at The Sun of Lowell, Brown also expressed frustration with Washington gridlock. He criticized partisan bickering for stalling action on issues such as reducing the national debt and fixing the economy.

"There are times when I'm going to be with my party," said Brown. "I'm a Republican, obviously. But there are times when our party down there, especially, is acting irresponsibly and not allowing things to move forward."

The freshman senator's visit came just hours before a meeting between top-level staffers for Brown and chief Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren ended without a deal to curb political attack ads by outside groups.

Both sides went into the closed-door meeting saying they wanted to come up with a proposal to block ads by third-party organizations. The meeting ended without an agreement, and with each campaign pointing a finger at their rival candidate.

Brown has suggested that each candidate donate half the cost of any third-party ad -- whether on television, cable, broadcast or online -- to a charity of their choice if that ad either supports their candidacy by name or attacks their opponent, also by name.

Immediately after the meeting, Warren's campaign issued a statement saying Brown's proposal "still includes loopholes that Karl Rove could drive a tank through," referring to the Republican political operative. Those "loopholes" include the need to come up with a better way to track online advertising spending in addition to the purchasing of ad time on radio and television stations.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 112th; ma2012; scottbrown2012
Go ahead and shoot yourself in the foot dumba$$.
1 posted on 01/22/2012 7:31:50 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

“Both sides went into the closed-door meeting saying they wanted to come up with a proposal to block ads by third-party organizations. ‘

Silencing independent thought (that has no centralized control)? How...conservative.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 7:37:01 PM PST by DBrow
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To: smokingfrog
Good luck with that. Maybe you can get Myth to help you.

Don't bother asking for any donations this time :(

3 posted on 01/22/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: smokingfrog
Both sides went into the closed-door meeting saying they wanted to come up with a proposal to block ads by third-party organizations.

Frankly, I could understand a third party PAC running ads against the both of them.

4 posted on 01/22/2012 7:41:59 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: smokingfrog

Brown is just like McCain; he stabs you in the back by continually reaching across the aisle to the Socialists, then pretends he’s a staunch conservative at election time.

Hey Brown...SCREW YOU! Go and beg for cash from the Moderates and Liberals you love so much! RINO’s are such douche bags.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:12 PM PST by Artcore
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To: okie01

Another politician that did not keep his words.. will never donate for him again.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

Get lost, loser.

No more donations for you.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 7:47:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: smokingfrog

In case anyone’s interested, here’s how Brown’s Senate votes have broken down:

http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/18919/


8 posted on 01/22/2012 7:49:53 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: Tamatoa

“will never donate for him again.”

And he slams Warren for accepting out-of-state donations.

OTOH, do we want Warren, the left-of-Ted Kennedy candidate in there? At least with Brown we get 25%, with Warren we get 0%. There are no other choices, unless Coakley runs against Warren in a primary.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 7:54:06 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Tamatoa

Another politician that did not keep his words.. will never donate for him again.


I’m with you.
I’m in Colo. and I sent him money to beat that liberal woman.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 8:07:08 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

I am in Oregon and I sent him money... never again. I do not care if he lose..


11 posted on 01/22/2012 8:09:40 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: DBrow

“At least with Brown we get 25%, with Warren we get 0%. There are no other choices...”

A voice of reason.

I’m no Scott Brown fan either. I never expected him to vote like Jim DeMint or Tom Coburn - but he’s has voted further to the Left than I thought he would.

The Dems look at this Senate seat as theirs. They feel they are entitled to it. I’d like to pop that illusion.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 8:12:36 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: smokingfrog

bye-bye...... He should just run as a democrat in order to fulfill truth in advertising.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 8:13:08 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: MplsSteve

“A voice of reason.”

A voice of disgust with years and years of “vote GOP, it’s less progressive than the DNC”.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 8:22:01 PM PST by DBrow
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To: All

15 posted on 01/22/2012 8:37:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Scott: You were able to win last time with the money and commitment of conservatives that actually believed what you said. How you going to win Act II with neither?


16 posted on 01/22/2012 8:46:49 PM PST by CT
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To: CT

I started getting email money requests from Scott at least 8 weeks ago.

I’ve had to block THREE different email addresses from his “campaign”. I think Scott is gonna figure out REAL FAST how that RINO crap “pays off”.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 8:53:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tamatoa

I sent Michelle Bachmann some money in 2011. I will not send another dime to any candidate....ever.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 9:01:09 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: musicman

GAHH!


19 posted on 01/22/2012 9:13:11 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT, for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
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To: Psalm 144

20 posted on 01/22/2012 9:15:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All; smokingfrog
The choice here is RINO Brown or Ms Warren.

I support Brown if only to keep "the Kennedy seat" out of Democrat hands.

21 posted on 01/22/2012 9:18:33 PM PST by newzjunkey (Next up "winner-take-all" FL ... we must derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: Tamatoa

I support no PRO-ABORTION RINO!

And that’s exactly what he is.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 9:18:44 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: smokingfrog

Scott Brown is gay and in denial.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 10:09:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

I’m a Mass. resident, volunteered for Brown in his first run, made phone calls and stood outside in the snow holding a sign for him. A couple of weeks after the election I get the news that he’s playing basketball with Obama. I didn’t stand in the snow so he could play basketball with Obama.

I’m not voting for senator in this election, unless it is to primary Brown. Let Warren win as far as I’m concerned and my logic is this: If we keep voting Rino’s like Brown into office so they can vote along with the Dems on all the crucial issues and write weak legislation like Brown’s attempt to limit insider trading by Congress, which will do nothing to stop the practice, then how will voters ever see the errors of their ways and stop supporting Dems and Dem-lites?

And as far as a Republican majority, let me ask, what the hell have they done with it when they had it?

So whoever is calling me from Brown’s campaign asking me if I’ll volunteer again I guess this is my answer. For the rest of you, keep your money to donate to someone you can trust to reflect your values. Brown is in this to fatten his pension, I’m not contributing to that.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 11:20:26 PM PST by pokerone (Live Free or Die is more than a catchy slogan.)
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To: pokerone

I too donated and worked for Scott Brown. Not this time. I’ll put my money and effort toward specific Conservative candidates, here in MA or elsewhere.

Jeff Perry, Scott Brown, and Mitt Romney - All cut from the same cloth.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 3:13:29 AM PST by Makana
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To: pokerone

I heard him on Howie Carr last Friday evening. He just doesn’t get it.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 3:14:33 AM PST by brooklin
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To: DemforBush

Thanks DEM,
Scott Brown: very good voting record. Also was vote #41 whenever it was needed. The only NO vote on Kagan in the northeast. 23 YES, 1 NO.

Goes to show that if people have nothing to complain about, they will find something.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 3:57:15 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: DBrow

Its actually better than that. He got a 75 from the ACU.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 10:38:58 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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