Charley is absolutely right: Scott Brown’s increasingly shrill and whiny attacks, not only on Elizabeth Warren herself, but on her supporters, are pathetic. Brown doesn’t seem to realize that he’s in a delicate position. It wouldn’t take much for him to see his image transformed from a handsome truck-drivin’ everyman into a thin-skinned, petulant ex-Cosmo centerfold.
Team Warren is aware of this, and they are making good use of Brown’s obvious terror over Warren’s fundraising prowess. Check out this email, which includes the full text of the absurd Brown fundraising email that went out earlier and makes good use of it.
The thing to remember is this: yes, Elizabeth Warren is raising a lot of money outside of Massachusetts. But she is also raising a ton of money inside Massachusetts – more, in fact, than Brown himself is raising. And Brown wasn’t complaining about out-of-state donations when they were funding his successful 2010 campaign. Here’s the email – enjoy!
Scott Brown just sent out an email about you — and it’s not very nice.
The Senator isn’t being a good sport about being outraised two-to-one in the last fundraising quarter. As you can read below, he’s labeling our supporters “insiders, celebrities, elites, occupiers, leftists” — and then makes some ridiculous excuses about why Elizabeth’s grassroots support is so strong.
This email isn’t just an attack on Elizabeth — it’s an attack on all of us who are fighting for middle class families.
Elizabeth didn’t just raise twice as much money as Scott Brown since January 1st — she did it with the support of tens of thousands of teachers, nurses, small business owners, students and retirees. The truth hurts:
- Elizabeth outraised Scott Brown right here in Massachusetts.
- More than 30,000 men and women from 350 cities and towns across Massachusetts have contributed to our campaign.
- 83% of our donations since January 1st have been $50 or less.
A new poll out today shows Elizabeth up by 1 point against Scott Brown, and our fundraising report shows we’re quickly raising the resources to narrow the $4 million cash advantage he has over our campaign.
We’re getting under his skin — and he’s responding by attacking you.
From: Scott Brown
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Subject: Warren’s liberal friends
To: Mindy Myers
To view this email as a web page, go here.
Dear Friends,I want you to know exactly what we are up against:
Thanks to you and thousands of others, our campaign raised $3.4 million in the last quarter, but Professor Elizabeth Warren raised twice that amount: $6.9 million. How in the world could she raise so much?
She is a far-left ideologue and her liberal friends from across the country are helping her: She has the Harry Reid Democrats, the Hollywood Crowd, the Far Left Juggernaut, the Occupy Wall Street Bunch, and the Massachusetts Machine raising money hand-over-clenched fist.
This is the #1 Senate race in the country and our rival will have virtually unlimited money to burn. You have been a terrific supporter, but I wanted you to know what we are facing.
Warren’s fundraising is breaking every record!
Will you help me again?
Your online contribution will help stop Professor Warren’s election to the U.S. Senate.
WE MUST WIN . . . if she wins, she will take her place among the most ardent leftist ideologues in the United States Senate.
- Warren will raise taxes. I won’t.
- Warren is soft on illegal immigration. I’m not.
- Warren wants to go even further than Obamacare. I want it repealed.
- Warren believes in big government power. I believe in people power.
This is why Washington insiders, celebrities, elites, occupiers and leftists are pouring money into their attack campaign against me, and why I need your generous help again, right now, whether it’s for $25, $50, $100 or some other amount, to fight back hard and win.
Thanks for your continued support.
Senator Scott Brown
The People’s Seat