Sen. Brown's Web Message Lifted from Ex-senator

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 12:14 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON— Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says his staff is to blame for autobiographical passages on his official Senate website that were lifted word for word from a 2002 speech by a former senator.

Brown's spokesman, John Donnelly, says aides used former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole's website as a template and that the passages were transferred inadvertently without being rewritten.

The Democratic group American Bridge, which discovered the matching words, is accusing the Massachusetts Republican of plagiarizing. Donnelly calls it a staff level oversight that has been corrected.

The passages were about the values that parents instill in their children.

Brown, a Republican, is running for re-election in 2012 for the seat long held by the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Maine Governor

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:58 PM

As many as eight Republican governors are in jeopardy of losing their jobs in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. As Newsmax T . . .

GOP Control of Senate May Open Way to Immigration Reform

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:45 PM

Immigration reform may have a better chance of passing Congress if Republicans take control of the Senate, some GOP lawm . . .

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Florida Governor

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:21 PM

Florida voters will be in a unique position on Election Day: They can either re-elect current Gov. Rick Scott or replace . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved