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Scott Brown’s PAC Supports Senate Candidates Who Seek to Redefine Rape

Scott Brown has given thousands of dollars to other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who would redefine rape.

Scott Brown has donated thousands of dollars to fellow Republican candidates after they sponsored legislation to redefine rape as “forcible rape”


BOSTON – As Rep. Todd Akin’s despicable comments on “legitimate rape” rightfully provoke outrage, the Massachusetts Democratic Party reminds voters that Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown has given thousands of dollars to other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who would redefine rape as “forcible rape” and threaten women’s rights if, with Brown, they gain control of the U.S. Senate.
 
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan also supports the bill.
 
Brown’s PAC, SCOTTPAC, has made campaign contributions to four House members, including three U.S. Senate candidates, after they cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
 
Scott Brown is supporting a Vice Presidential nominee and three of his fellow senate candidates who want to redefine rape, excluding protections to victims of violent sexual assaults. Brown donated to current Senate candidates Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), and Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND), as well as Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA). The Republican nominee for Vice President, Paul Ryan, also cosponsored the bill.
 
“Scott Brown is supporting Republicans with a dangerous agenda for women throughout the Commonwealth and across the country,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Clare Kelly. “Brown is doling out his campaign cash to aid extreme conservatives who want to redefine ‘rape’ and roll back critical protections for women – and they will, if they gain control of the Senate and the White House.”
 
Scott Brown has made campaign contributions to the following supporters of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act that would redefine rape:
 
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $5,000 to Jeff Flake for US Senate Inc[OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
 
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $10,000 to Montanans for Rehberg [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
 
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $5,000 to Berg for Senate [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]
 
Scott Brown's PAC contributed $10,000 to Denham for Congress [OpenSecrets.org, Accessed 8/20/12]

A complete list of cosponsors can be found here.  

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Richard Taufman August 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Scott Brown wants to place all women in America back in chains. Do not allow this. Vote for Elizabeth Warren.
Rich August 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM
What a stupid article and comment. How insulting to women to write these things. Are you implying women are stupid?
DAD August 30, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Keep telling stories and dumb people will follow.
Cornelius Cob August 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
DAD, stop following me!
DAD August 31, 2012 at 09:56 AM
No problem, Oops sorry
Stumpgrinder September 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I have watched as Elizabeth Warren and the Mass. Democratic Party has tried, in vain, to smear Scott Brown. Everyone should note that they placed a non-functional link at the bottom of this story. It was non-functional 30 minutes after it was written. Why would it be non-functional? Perhaps, the anonymous author did not want you to know that there were 227 co-sponsors of this bill. Brown, allegedly, contributed to 3. That is barely over 1%: a number just a little bit higher than Elizabeth Warren's percentage of her American Indian bloodline. While she hopped in her SUV on Martha's Vineyard, and counted her $7,000.00 paycheck for the week, Brown was out in his old pickup (OK, it's been a great propoganda tool, but it says that he's watching his, and hopefully my pennies) and doing some old fashioned stumping. I have yet to hear his side smear Warren; which is all I have seen & heard her side spend their money on. What is she bringing to the table? What is she going to do? Is she better than Brown because she says she is? If she is just figuring out that she has to offer something other than the fact that she is a 1%er disguising herself under the Democratic banner, she is nothing more than the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Massachusetts: where if you are not a Democrat, you are subject to smear and deception by your opponent. Here's the link that works: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Taxpayer_Funding_for_Abortion_Act

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