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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary More Popular Than Gov. Kasich in Ohio

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 18:51 PM

Despite President Barack Obama's abysmal approval rating with Ohio voters, fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton is a more pop . . .

Reports: Cruz Angering GOP Establishment on Way to '16 Run

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 17:55 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz has his eye fixed on the White House, and he plans to undercut the established Republican House leadership . . .

Gallup Poll: Midterms Look Grim for Democrats

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 12:16 PM

Slightly more Americans identify politically as being Democrats than Republicans, but that isn't enough to overcome vote . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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