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(Yahoo)   Holding a 2-1 cash advantage at the time , Scott Brown probably thought getting his opponent to agree to a binding ban on spending by outside groups in the race was pretty smart. Now? maybe not so much   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Massachusetts Senate race, Tony Cignoli, League of Women Voters, Yahoo News, Massachusetts, League of Conservation Voters, tax and spend, independent expenditures  
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2012-07-24 12:29:00 PM  
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sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: I think we need more Scott Browns in Congress, just not from Mass.

CSPAN is not your personal erotica station.

Woah someone's projecting. I know how humid you get whenever RON PAUL is on.
2012-07-24 12:20:20 PM  
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: I think we need more Scott Browns in Congress, just not from Mass.

CSPAN is not your personal erotica station.
2012-07-24 12:19:29 PM  
1 vote:

jigger: Serious Black: Oh, I missed the follow-up question. Should Kansas residents be able to vote for Massachusetts Senate candidates? What about Afghanistan citizens?

What don't you understand about free speech? Where's the disconnect?

Voting itself is an act of free speech. In a 1st Circuilt concurring opinion on Miller v. Town of Hull, Justice Samuel Alito bluntly stated "Voting has an expressive component in and of itself." Beyond that, the Nevada Supreme Court has recently ruled that voting contains "a communicative element" and is itself an important component of all political speech. If you prevent Kansas residents like myself from voting for Massachusetts Senate candidates, you are denying me my right to free speech. Why are YOU not okay with the First Amendment?
2012-07-24 11:58:45 AM  
1 vote:

bdub77: Scott Brown is not a total douchebag, he's a moderate conservative, a rare bird in Washington.

Having said that, I hope he loses, the fewer GOP members we have in the Senate, the better. And Elizabeth Warren is awesome so I'd much prefer to see her in Washington than Brown.

I would also prefer Elizabeth Warren in the Senate over Scott Brown. She seems to be very much in the vein of Russ Feingold who is probably my ideal candidate. That said, I would also prefer Scott Brown have a seat in the Senate over most of the dumbass jagoffs on the right like Jim DeMint and Mike Lee.

/fun fact: Jim DeMint once praised Romneycare and sent a letter to Bush asking him to implement it across the nation
2012-07-24 11:57:23 AM  
1 vote:

keylock71: He knows he's got a fight on his hands and is trying to kiss up to Independents in MA (the majority of the Commonwealth are unenrolled voters).

I just want to make sure everyone else is aware: We're independents because the Democrats are too right wing for us, not because there is any chance in hell we'd vote for a Republican.
2012-07-24 11:55:58 AM  
1 vote:

Deneb81: How do you do that anyway? The two candidates agree to discourage anyone else from exercising their free speech?

I hate PACs as much as anyone, and think the candidate PACs are ridiculous, but it seems like an unenforceable and anti-democratic agreement.

TFA explains it: As soon as a PAC runs an add for a candidate, the candidate must then spend an equal amount of money on a charity of the OTHER candidate's choosing. So yeah, you can still run the ad. But no one in the world believes that your candidate wasn't aware of the ad before hand (Thanks Stephen Colbert), so it not only makes him look bad, it costs him money.

The first time this happened, Warren had a poll to see what charity Scott Brown should donate to. The overwhelming winner was Planned Parenthood, but she went with autism.
2012-07-24 11:53:29 AM  
1 vote:
She's raking in casino money, I assume.
2012-07-24 11:46:56 AM  
1 vote:
Wait until Scott Brown unveils his secret weapon: a new truck.
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