SEIU Members Expose the Real Scott Brown

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Published 9:11 AM Eastern - Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mark McCullough, 202-730-7283

SEIU Exposes Brown's Conservative Record Spends $685K on New Ad

Boston - Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) took to the airwaves to educate Bay State voters about how out of step Scott Brown is with the Commonwealth's values. The new independent expenditure statewide ad "Massachusetts Values" begins airing today throughout the state. It will run on television and online through the January 19th special election.

"Martha Coakley has spent her life standing up for families by cracking down on abusive health insurers, fighting for economic help for small business owners and keeping the Commonwealth safe," said SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger.

"Her opponent, meanwhile, makes claims of independence while voting in lock step with the Republican leaders in the State House - more than 90 percent of the time. Scott Brown supported both George Bush and his tax cuts for the rich, he opposes a woman's right to choose, he denies the facts on global warming, and he enjoys the support of extremist Tea Party backers.

"And Scott Brown has attacked Martha Coakley for earning the support of the working families of our union. Massachusetts' hardworking families need a Senator who both respects them and will stand up and fight for the things that matter - fixing healthcare, creating new jobs and making sure that as we get our economy back on track, working people aren't left behind. Martha Coakley will be that Senator."

The SEIU Massachusetts State Council represents more than 60,000 workers and their families including healthcare workers, social workers, security guards, janitors and more.

The ad, produced by Knickerbocker SKD, can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV0A6ZxqkmY.

The transcript follows:

"Massachusetts Values" - 30 seconds

VO: Before you vote for Senate, here's a few things you should know about Scott Brown.
 
He calls himself independent, but voted with Republican leadership 96% of the time.
CHYRON: Insta-Trac/The Advance Research Group Database; www.marthacoakley.com

Brown has repeatedly opposed a woman's right to choose.
CHYRON: Boston Globe, 1/4/10

And Scott Brown is even against cracking down on excessive Wall Street bonuses.
CHYRON: WBUR, 9/14/09

No wonder Brown's campaign is being supported by the same extremist group that backs Sarah Palin. 
CHYRON:  TeaPartyPatriots.org, 1/5/10 

Martha Coakley for Senate.  Massachusetts values.

SEIU COPE is
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Closing graphic: Martha Coakley for U.S. Senate
Massachusetts values.
VOTE TUES, JAN. 19TH

Sources:

Voted with Republican leadership
Source: Insta-Trac/The Advance Research Group Database; www.marthacoakley.com

Opposed a woman's right to choose
Source: Boston Globe, 1/4/10

Climate change skepticism
Sources: Boston Globe, 1/10/10

Extremist support
TeaPartyPatriots.org, 1/5/10

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