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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”

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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Fred Van Magness Sr. August 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I take strong exception to PATCH for including this on the site. PATCH is not a political machine or surrogate....or is it. Come on, stick to local issues and do not get mired in the mud slinging of political parties. This stuff will turn readers off quickly.
Massachusetts Democratic Party August 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Fred- everything in this post is true. What do you take exception with? -KF
Fred Van Magness Sr. August 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I take exception to the use of this media to foster your political agenda. Plain and simple. By the way, I use my name and am proud of it. I do not hide behind a curtain.
Joe Veno August 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Fred, As you know there are a lot of cowards out here that like to hide behind one name or a phoney name. (Not everyone that does this is a coward). As I said in an earlier post i am done replying to the cowards. Give it a few minutes and they will show up here. Like you I use my name and am proud of it to.
Massachusetts Democratic Party August 22, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Thank you both for using your real names. My name is Kevin Franck. I am the Communications Director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and I am commenting from the MassDems Patch account.
Fred Van Magness Sr. August 22, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Kevin, thank you for your honesty by honorably stepping forward with a real name. It is sincerely appreciated. I have no ax to grind...I just think there are other forums for this type of political commentary. And that is all I have to say. Just my opinion. Fred Van Magness Sr.
Massachusetts Democratic Party August 22, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Thank you for your comments, Fred. I appreciate it. -KF
john nowosacki August 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
3000 people were killed on 9/11. We will never forget. 4000 people are killed every day in the US in the procedure called abortion. Far less than 1% of these pregnancies were a result of rape or incest. How about posting a list of the Democrats that support the killing of the other 99%? Statistically, more than half of those killed are females. Now if that's not a 'war on women', I don't know what is.
peter lucci August 22, 2012 at 01:42 PM
See Fred, I told you that the cowards would show up!! Funny thing is that Joe classifies folks as cowards if they don't use their full name or a phoney name, ONLY if they disagree with him on issues, politics or call him out for his fraudulent statements and inaccurate comments. Share his views or fall for his BS and you're all right in his book whether you use your full name/phoney name or not. Joe is your classic hypocrite. All that you have to do is read his scathing comment he made about Simms Jewelers a couple of weeks back.
Brandon Chapman August 23, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Ah yes, the old tried and true wedge issue! If voters are focused on nonsense like this instead of the real issues affecting our state and our nation, then we are in bigger trouble than I thought. Instead of even trying to present a modicum of fiscal responsibility (no budget in 1200+ days) the Democrats resort to the politics of division and distraction. Good luck with that.
Laura Savage-Carr August 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, a Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours after declaring he would stay in the race in defiance of party leaders who wanted him out as they fight to regain control of the state Legislature. Any comment from the MDP or DNC? I must of missed this one the evening news.
Laura Savage-Carr August 23, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Paula Jones Monica Lewinsky Juanita Broaddrick Gennifer Flowers Kathleen Willey Bill Clinton had his own personal war on women.
Joe August 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Brandon, I can't agree with you more. It is similar to asking people to use their names. Is that really an issue or is what they say an issue? Using full names is as much a non issue as the abortion issue. It isn't in jeopardy of becoming illegal whether you want it to or not. The real question should be: what is the role of government on the abortion issue? The role of government should be to make sure that it's citizens are safe. I am 100% pro life and a conservative republican, however, I can't see why other conservative republicans can't understand that abolishing abortion is having your cake and eating it to. We want small government with less intrusion in peoples lives, but we want the government to not protect women who make a decision to abort a baby. It is their choice, it is our choice if we want to try and convince the person of alternatives, not the governments. It makes me think of religion, God hates the sin but loves the sinner. Everyone who judges a womens choice to have an abortion is committing a sin as well. Ever heard of thou shall not Judge? You don't judge a person who has an abortion, you pray.....
JIM August 23, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Three Cheers for Senator Browns cosponsoring of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act if i was'nt already going to vote for Senator Brown that alone would get my vote. Thanks for the info Patch. You tell em Joe
Cheryl Buono August 23, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Deliberate attempts are being made this week by abortion advocates to equate Congressman Todd Akin’s recent use of the phrase “legitimate rape” with the inclusion of the legal term “forcible rape” in a draft of H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This deliberate dissembling must be addressed. Simply, abortion advocates are peddling misleading accusations in an attempt to smear pro-life legislators. http://www.aul.org/2012/08/aul-de-bunks-language-confusion-manufactured-by-abortion-advocates-over-exceptions-to-h-r-3/
Cheryl Buono August 23, 2012 at 06:05 PM
The real war on women... Anti-abortion group's video shows gender-selection counseling at, where else, Planned Parenthood: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/30/us/texas-gender-selection/index.html
Laura Savage-Carr August 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM
No comment from Mr. Franck. I sure if a 56 year old man with an "R" after his name was found with a 17 year old girl (I'm assuming a 17 year boy would be acceptable) it would front and center on the evening news and non-stop on MSNBC.
Stumpgrinder September 05, 2012 at 05:59 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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