Mass. Senate showdown becomes family affair

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August 8, 2012, 6:14 pm
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(NECN: Alison King, Quincy, Mass.) - The Massachusetts Senate showdown is becoming a family affair.

Incumbent Scott Brown's wife, Gail Huff, has already started campaigning.

And, now, Elizabeth Warren's daughter is unwittingly playing a role.

Democrat Warren is working to win over female voters at the National Association of Government Employees.

She came out with a new television advertisement, highlighting the need to help students when it comes to loans.

Opponent Scott Brown is in Hyannis, Mass., appealing to the business community while speaking to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

“Don’t forget. I lived in 17 hours by the time I was 18. I remember what it’s like to have a single mom raising a family. It’s not about that. It’s not about getting people out to vote. It’s the fact that Professor Warren’s daughter is leading the charge at tax payer expense, getting out the vote for her mom. It smells wrong. It’s wrong,” Brown said of Warren’s daughter. “I expect to be able to have the opportunity to go out and fight fairly for those [welfare] votes.”

Warren’s campaign manager, Mindy Myers, responded to Brown with the following:
“His entire attack is built on efforts in multiple states to enforce a law passed almost 20 years ago with bipartisan support. Even the Bush Justice Department filed suit to enforce this provision of that law. For Brown to claim this is some kind of plot against him is just bizarre.”

Alison King has more.

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