Activist left mobilizes against Brown

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Republican Scott Brown says he’s under digital assault from “the liberal special interests that have flooded Massachusetts,” groups that are spending more than $2 million on radio and television ad buys against him.

By drawing attention to the number of attacks on the air from outside groups, Brown hopes to draw attention to his more positive ads. His latest feel-good spot, called Momentum, shows him shaking hands and mingling with the rank-and-file in the streets of South Boston.

On Friday, Brown’s campaign issued a press release listing groups from outside Massachusetts that are arrayed against him. They include:

•    Emily’s List, the pro-choice group, which is spending $250,000 on radio.

•    The Service Employees International Union, which is spending $700,000 on television.

•    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is spending $567,000 on television.

•    Citizens For Strength and Security, a labor-backed group which is spending $278,000 on television.

•    The League Of Conservation Voters, which is spending $350,000 on television.

Brown will face Democrat Martha Coakley in next Tuesday’s special election for the Senate seat long served by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.