Patrick Kennedy Takes Offense At Ad By Sen. Scott Brown
The campaign advertisement invokes the name of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. The younger Kennedy calls the ad, which suggests that Brown shares the late senator's position on religious exemptions for health care providers, "misleading and untrue."
Politico: Patrick Kennedy Knocks Scott Ad
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, is demanding that Sen. Scott Brown stop invoking his father's name in his radio ad about insurance coverage for birth control, charging the Massachusetts Republican is making "misleading and untrue" claims. "You are entitled to your own opinions, of course, but I ask that, moving forward, you do not confuse my father's positions with your own. I appreciate the past respect you have expressed for his legacy, but misstating his positions is no way to honor his life's work," Kennedy said in a letter to Brown on Sunday published online. "I respectfully request that you immediately stop broadcast of this radio ad and from citing my father any further" (Lee, 2/27).
Boston Globe: Senator Brown, Patrick Kennedy Spar Over Radio Ad
US Senator Scott Brown's suggestion that he shares with the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy a position on religious exemptions for health care providers is "misleading and untrue," said Kennedy's son, Patrick, who wants Brown to stop citing the elder Kennedy in radio advertisements. "You are entitled to your own opinions, of course, but I ask that, moving forward, you do not confuse my father's positions with your own," Kennedy wrote to Brown (Arsenault, 2/26).
WBUR: Patrick Kennedy Raps Brown Over Health Care
Sen. Scott Brown said Sunday he will continue to run an ad that invokes the name of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy despite calls from Kennedy's son to pull the ad. ... In the ad, Brown suggests the late senator would have supported an amendment that would allow all employers — not just religious ones — to deny medical coverage based on moral objections. ... In an open letter, Patrick Kennedy told Brown, a Republican, that his father's support for a conscience exemption is different (2/27).