Boston Herald -- (Chris Cassidy, Hillary Chabot and Erin Smith) Elizabeth Warren scoffed at U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s charges that her daughter is leading a taxpayer-funded crusade to get welfare recipients out to vote for her mom, even as records show the Democrat scored thousands in campaign dough from the group’s bigwigs — including a former Boston Globe publisher.
“The organization that Amelia’s involved in was working on voter registration issues I believe before she ever joined,” Warren said. “And they were working in several different states, they’re working with other organizations and they were working with the commonwealth of Massachusetts before I ever became involved in the campaign.”
Demos — a liberal nonprofit chaired by Amelia Warren Tyagi — joined forces with a spinoff of the defunct, scandal-plagued ACORN in a legal bid last May to compel the state welfare department to send nearly half a million get-out-the-vote letters to welfare recipients, the Herald reported yesterday.
Republicans howled that the mailings, which went out last month, were a bid to boost Warren in her neck-and-neck race with Brown.
Brown said yesterday that the get-out-the-welfare vote campaign — which cost taxpayers more than $275,000 — “smells wrong and ... is wrong.”
Warren fired back later in the day in Quincy.
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