March 27, 2010


How sick is it that Scott Brown has to make stories up about Rachel Maddow from random tweets just so he can fund-raise off of? Really, it's bizzare.

The Boston Herald:

Liberal TV lioness Rachel Maddow is demanding an apology from GOP U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for raising campaign dough on scuttlebutt she’s planning to run against him in 2012 - a false rumor that was actually trumped up by Bay State Democrats.

“The idea that the Democrats are to blame for this doesn’t even make sense. It’s ridiculous,” Maddow told the Herald yesterday. “Scott Brown made this up in order to make money off my name and likeness and I think he should stop. And I think he should apologize.”

Maddow, who lives in western Massachusetts, called Brown a “creep” in a planned MSNBC newspaper ad scheduled to run today and slammed him for sending out a nationwide fund-raising letter this week “smearing me to raise money for himself.”


Brown took the Maddow rumor and ran with it. He used the liberal lightning rod in a direct appeal to supporters for campaign money. “I’m sure she’s a nice person. I just don’t think America can afford her liberal politics,” Brown wrote.

Maddow said Brown never called her to ask if she was planning to run against him. In the ad and on her show this week, Maddow said she’s not taking him on in 2012.

“Anybody who knows me knows that I have no intention of running for office ever in my whole career,” Maddow told the Herald.

The Huff Po adds:

The ad concludes with a reminder that Brown has refused to appear on Maddow's show.

"My show airs at 9PM Eastern in Massachusetts on MSNBC," she wrote. "So far, Scott Brown refuses to come on. Maybe he'll change his mind -- I hope he does.

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