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News Tuesday, Oct 18 2011

American Independent: Ally of GOP Senate candidate says Muslim Brotherhood is behind Occupy Orlando

On October 17, 2011, The American Independent reported:

In a video clip and blog post published today, a right-wing activist with ties to GOP Senate candidate Adam Hasner alleges that Occupy Orlando, a Central Florida group that has sprung up in solidarity with the New York-based Occupy Wall Street movement, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

News Tuesday, Oct 18 2011

AP: Rehberg Bashes Lobbyists as Son Works for One

On October 18, 2011 the Associated Press reported: U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg has made a point of criticizing Democratic Sen.…

News Tuesday, Oct 18 2011

The Hill: NM Senate candidate dismantles campaign, giving opening to opponent

On October 18, 2011, The Hill reported:

Greg Sowards, a Tea Party-affiliated self-funder who has played the spoiler role in New Mexico’s GOP Senate primary, has fired all of his campaign staff and consultants and will go it alone. Sowards had been complicating the race for Lt. Gov. John Sanchez (R), who has sought a win by running to the right of the centrist candidate — former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.). Now, by firing everyone on his campaign, he might have made himself a non-factor in the race...

News Monday, Oct 17 2011

Journal Sentinel: Thompson moving ahead with U.S. Senate bid

The Journal Sentinel covers some questions about Tommy Thompson's senate bid.

Thompson, who has a host of consulting and other business relationships, told reporters he would sever or suspend some of those financial ties as he ran for Senate, but he declined to elaborate.

AB Leadership Saturday, Oct 15 2011

ABC News: Anita Perry Sympathizes with Unemployed Worker Citing Son’s Resignation from Bank

"In an attempt to sympathize with unemployed workers in South Carolina Friday, Anita Perry likened her son’s resignation from an investment banking job to the frustration felt by the unemployed in America."

AB Leadership Friday, Oct 14 2011

MSNBC: Copy, paste, dig deeper Scott Brown

From the October 14, 2011 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show:

News Friday, Oct 14 2011

VIDEO: Scott Brown's Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The last 36 hours have been pretty rough for Sen. Scott Brown. Local and national media outlets have been hammering him over the personal values statement he plagiarized from Elizabeth Dole.

News Friday, Oct 14 2011

MEMO: Scott Brown's Bad Month

In January 2010, Scott Brown unexpectedly won a special election for Massachusetts Senate. Riding into the public spotlight in his ubiquitous pickup truck, the people of Massachusetts saw Brown as an authentic everyman who promised them he would go to Washington and be an independent voice for working people. In February 2010, Brown embarked on his book tour with the revelation that his fundraising goal for the 2012 cycle was $25 million, a figure that would represent a nearly insurmountable challenge for his potential opponents to overcome. But the last month has seen the veneer of inevitability chipped away from Brown’s reelection prospects. Brown’s supposed strengths – his financial advantage, his independent voice, his likability, and his authenticity – have each been called into question in just a few short weeks. Overall, from being outraised to having his real record exposed, from petty attacks to getting caught plagiarizing, it has not been a good month for Scott Brown. Read the full memo after the jump

Josh Mandel LGBTQ+ Thursday, Oct 13 2011

Plain Dealer: Conservative Family Research Council set to endorse Josh Mandel in U.S. Senate race

Henry Gomez from the Plain Dealer reports that Josh Mandel was endorsed by the controversial Family Research Council:

Family Research Council is no stranger to controversy. It cracks the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups for "defaming gays and lesbians." The New York Times, in its coverage of last week's summit, noted that FRC dismisses the claim as "politically motivated."

AB Leadership Thursday, Oct 13 2011

Massachusetts Press Hammers Sen. Scott Brown Over Plagiarism

Massachusetts television stations are running with a Boston Globe report on Scott Brown plagiarizing web content from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. The Globe wrote: 

"A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site, language that originated in a campaign speech..."

More from The Globe and local news clips after the jump.

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